The police in Ekiti have arrested two suspected political thugs allegedly sent to disrupt the governorship primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Thursday.
This came barely 24 hours after soldiers apprehended about 105 thugs at Itawure-Ekiti, Efon Local Government Area, on their way to the state allegedly for the governorship primary of the People’s Democratic Party.
Police spokesperson in the state, ASP Sunday Abutu, in a statement on Thursday said the thugs were arrested on Wednesday evening in a Toyota Hiace bus in Ijero-Ekiti, Ijero Local Government Area of the state.
He explained that the operatives of the command suspected the movement of the bus loaded with 12 men and mobilised to the scene where he said they abandoned the vehicle and escaped into the bus.
Abutu said, “Police operatives advanced toward the suspected men and on sighting the police, they abandoned their bus and fled into a nearby bush. The operatives, however, gave them a hot chase and arrested two of them.
"The abandoned Toyota Hiace bus was subsequently searched and items recovered were four single barrel guns, one cut to size locally made pistol, seven cartridges, substance suspected to be charms.
“The arrested suspected thugs have been transferred to the state headquarters for further investigation.”