Angry youths in Omu Aran town in Kwara State on Friday intercepted and arrested five Yoruba men who were working with dare-devil herders to kidnap residents of the area for ransom.
According to SaharaReporters, the five suspects, who were busted in a hideout, were tied by the youths with ropes and handed over to the police in the area.
According to a video of the incident recorded by a witness and obtained by SaharaReporters, an angry mob could be seen dragging the suspects into a police van as they expressed shock.
The police van later whisked them away.
An eyewitness said it was shocking for residents of the area to discover Yoruba informants among the gang of kidnappers-turned herdsmen.
“They were caught on Friday. Their hideout was busted by youths assisted by men of the Amotekun. There are Yoruba among them – not all of them are herdsmen or Fulani. We have informants working with these criminals. They were lucky to have made it to the police,” he stated.