Ekiti 2022: Security agents arrest 500 armed thugs, recover weapons [PHOTOS]

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Some armed thugs have been arrested by a combined team of security agents in Ekiti State.

It was gathered that the joint security forces consisting soldiers and policemen, arrested over 500 armed thugs at Ita Awure/Efon Junction in Ekiti state.

It was learnt that the armed thugs were apprehended at about 3 am on Wednesday.

The thugs were allegedly going to Ekiti from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Our correspondent gathered that the thugs were going to Ekiti in an attempt to disrupt the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary in the state.

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The party, our correspondent gathered, intended to conduct the primary ahead of the gubernatorial election later this year.

The thugs were in many vehicles before there were intercepted on Wednesday.

It was gathered that the thugs were believed to be members of Oyo state Park Management System (PMS).

Sources said that the thugs were caught with various weapons.

Items recovered from the suspects included guns, machetes, charms and many other harmful objects.

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