Yuletide: Amotekun begins ‘Operation Gba’le Gba’ko,’ in South West

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BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO

Uba Group

In order to ensure hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps, has flagged “Operation Gba’le Gba’ko,” to check crimes and criminality during the festive periods.

The operatives would commence surveillance along the borders of the Ondo and Osun States.

It said the operation was a joint border patrol to check criminal activities on highways ahead of Yuletide celebration.

The Chairman of the Corps Commanders and Commander of Ondo Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, said such collaboration would be extended to other states.

Adeleye disclosed that 340 victims of robbery and kidnap operations were rescued while 80 snatched vehicles were recovered in 2021.

He said, “Last year when the Ondo State and the Osun State inter border patrol commenced, we recorded very huge success. We were able to dismantle a number of kidnappers’ cells, we were able to arrest kidnappers, we were able to recover illegal arms and weapons, we were able to release kidnap victims, we were able to arrest kidnap suspects, we were able to arrest armed robbers.

“This operation is tagged: “Operation Gba’ko” which means we want to ensure sanity both at home and in the forest, on the road, on the sea, everywhere within the South West part of this country.”