Three out of the suspected kidnappers who abducted nine persons at Ifon, Ose local government area, have been arrested.
The nine victims were among 32 persons returning from a burial ceremony in Ewatto, Edo State.
The kidnappers demanded N90m to release the victims.
Commander of the Ondo State Security Agency codenamed Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, gave the names of the suspects as Shaibu Dolo, Saidu Yinusa and Haruna Musa.
“We arrested some members of the kidnapping gang along the Ose / Owo axis where we had a recent kidnap.
“They explained that their own job is to buy food and charge the phones in the camp but we are still working towards the arrest of others and I can assure you that the criminals will be arrested in no distant period” Adeleye revealed.
He said the Corps has entered into synergy with other security agencies in neighbouring Edo and Kogi States, particularly to jointly combat criminals operating along the border lines.
Adeleye said a syndicate, which carried out robberies across seven states and robbed phones worth N84m has been arrested.
The Commander explained: “The way they operate is that they came into the state with a car and two motorcycles and contacted two or three locals who understand the terrain to take them round the town for the survey.