By Ahmed Ajikobi
Men of the Kwara State Police Command have arrested three suspected armed robbers terrorising road users and travellers along Eyenkorin highway.
The suspects were said to have been arrested by Intelligence Officers penultimate Monday while operating on the highway.
The spokesperson of the Command, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the arrest to our reporter last night adding that the suspects are presently being interrogated in police custody.
“The case is being investigated by intelligent investigators and the suspects are helping the officers with the whereabouts of other gang members.”
He added that the command has received several reports of robbery attack in that area and the police have been deployed to that area to arrest the situation and make it safe for road users.
“We are making efforts to ensure the security of members of the public and the travellers that ply the highway. People have called and we are on top of the matter,” Okasanmi said.
Recall that that last month, this medium reported an armed robbery attack on travellers plying that route.
It was learnt that the attack which occurred in the night claimed lives of some innocent travellers who were visiting Ilorin for Eid-el-Kabir festival.
Sources who escaped the attack had informed this medium that some lifeless bodies littered the road.
It was also gathered that, some road users heading towards Eyenkorin parked their vehicles at Geri Alimi to avoid being attacked by the suspected armed robbers.