According to reports, a joint team of Ibarapa security operatives, including Oodua Peoples Congress, Vigilante, and other groups have arrested the notorious Fulani warlord terrorising Oyo communities, Iskilu Wakili.
Wakili was arrested after several attempts which resulted into a gun battle. Wakili and his gang were allegedly involved in the killings and kidnapping of several people in Ibarapa, Oke Ogun, Oyo State.
The arrest of Wakili comes just seven days after his second-in-command, Isiaka Muhammadu, was arrested together with four others. Gani Adams, The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, confirmed Wakili’s arrest in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, on Sunday.
The statement was titled, “Insecurity: Gani Adams applauds OPC, Ibarapa joint security team over arrest of Kidnap kingpin Wakilu, three others in Ibarapa’.
The statement read that, “I am happy that the notorious kidnapper had been captured alongside three others. It is a good development and a positive signal to other criminal elements that the South-West is no longer an abode for bandits, kidnappers, and criminal herders”.
“As I have said earlier that the effort to rid the South-West of bandits and kidnappers was to complement the efforts of the police and in doing that, it is also very important for the police to support the local security operatives because they are always at the grassroots and they have their ears to the ground on local security matters”, he added.
Adams asserted that the kidnapper kingpin Wakili was arrested around 7am on Sunday.