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Army troops arrest suspected political thugs in Ilesa, Osun State

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–Suspected Political Thugs Arrested By Troops In Osun, Pistol Recoverd

–Soldiers nab thugs with weapons In Ilesa.

Some suspected political thugs in the Ilesa area of Osun State have been arrested by troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Safe Conduct and a pistol with three cartridges was recovered in the process

This was prior to the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections which were earlier fixed for February 16.

Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said this in a statement on Sunday.

He said soldiers deployed to provide security for the Presidential/National Assembly Elections at Iwaraja Junction along Osun and Ogun axis on Saturday at about 0730hrs intercepted three hoodlums on motorcycle moving towards Ilesa East LGA to disrupt smooth conduct of elections in that area.

“The hoodlums were arrested and the following items were recovered from them: 1 locally made pistol, 1 gutles, 3 rounds of cartridges, 3 mobile phones, iPad, 1× Peace Corps face cap, 1 Peace Corps ID card and and the sum of N14,300.

“Those arrested will be handed over to the police upon completion of initial profiling and investigation,” the statement added.