By Chuks Onuoha……….Umuahia
Residents of Abolongo, a Community in Oyo state, where the Nigerian Correctional service facility is situated may apply a diabolical means to defend themselves from the armed Nigerian Army Officials, whom they alleged are randomly arresting and taking away their young boys, after bandits attack on the facility.
They decried that the Army invaded their area on Sunday, randomly arresting and taking away young boys to unknown destinations, expressing fear over the safety of the boys.
According to the report of Sahara Reporters, some of the residents stated that the military personnel invaded their community, harassing, arresting and dehumanizing innocent citizens after the Fulani terrorists who attacked the correctional facility had fled.
“Now the Nigerian soldiers are in Oyo town, patrolling and arresting young boys at random and taking them away. This is very unsettling to the Oyo Natives”, as the hope of the return and survival of those arrested cannot be guaranteed, they lamented.
“If the random arrests continue, the Oyo natives will start to prepare how they will defend themselves through diabolical means from the armed government personnel”, the resident warned.
It was learnt that the gunmen who carried out the operation did so to free detained notorious Fulani war Lords named Isikilu Wakili and other dreaded herdsmen detained in the facility.
It was also learnt that the security personnel were aware of the presence of the bandits in the area as they first attacked Ogbomoso, a neighboring town three days earlier.
The attack in Oyo from Ogbomoso was a well coordinated one from Fulani bandits aimed at securing the release of Wakili, a dreaded Fulani killer, whom Sunday Adeyemo Igboho drove away from Ibarapa.
He was said to be the reason for that attack by bandits”, a source said. END