‘One Million Boys’ gang has been arrested.
News Rain gathered that the newly emerged leader of the ‘One Million Boys’ gang, Eji, after the late Abiola Ebila has been arrested by the Oyo State Joint Security Task Force which is also known as ‘Operation Burst’.
The development which was made known to the public through the declaration made over the weekend by the Director-General of Oyo State Joint Security Task Force ( Operation Burst), Cool. Oladipo Ajibola Rtd.
Eji One Million Boys Leader Arrested.
Col. Ajibola Rtd. Over the weekend in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital disclosed that the second in command to the late Abiola Ebila, the leader of the notorious One Million boys in Ibadan has been arrested and currently facing trial.
Ebila who was recently neutralized in Ibadan by the men of Operation Burst when he was reported to be involved in a kidnap ring and security personnel rounded him up at his hideout.
‘Eji’ as fondly call, who happens to be the second in command of the gang has assumed the leadership of the gang before being arrested for sundry criminal offences and handed over to the police for trial.
Col. Ajibola in his engagement with journalists in the State stressed that the security outfit has rid Ibadan of the menace of the notorious gang as the rest of them have run out of the State to seek cover in Lagos and other States.
He said “Operation Burst has been able to reduce criminality in Oyo State, people now go about doing their businesses without fear, we have effected a lot of arrests in relation to cultism, yahoo boys and other criminals and hand them over to the right security agency concerned, the high profile among the criminal cases was Abiola Ebila.
Col. Ajibola noted that “Abiola Ebila, the leader of one million boys was involved in the kidnapping and we got him through one of the personalities he kidnapped while he was asking for ransom, the elimination of Abiola Ebila has sent other gang leaders out of Oyo State and we are still trailing those who are their minions.
“We have succeeded in getting one of them recently who was the second in command to the late Ebila, we handed him over to another security agency for proper investigation and prosecution and we urge the general public to avail the security agencies prompt information to nip criminality in the bud.”
Col. Ajibola said Operation Burst’s activities have been extended to a hot spots in Ibadan, such as Foko, Odo-Oba, Olomi, Olodo, Oke-Ogun zone and Oyo State in general, adding that the outfit’s Call Center for distress calls would soon be commissioned.
The Operation Burst DG explained that the mode of operation Burst was to only swing into action in cases that other security agencies require strong backup force, citing the arrest of drug traffickers, kidnappers, armed robbers, cultists and others and handing the culprits over to the agency saddled by law to prosecute each crime.
Ajibola however, appreciated the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde for doing his best by providing the needed mobility, accessories and other support.