By Ismail Auwal
The Department of State Service in Ondo has paraded a nursing mother and other five people for allegedly kidnapping toddlers in the state.
The syndicate, according to the Director of DSS in the state, Jonathan Kure, had been terrorising residents by kidnapping toddlers between the ages of two and four years.
He stated that the suspects were apprehended after an intelligible report on their nefarious activities.
He went on to say that the operation was carried out in partnership with Nigerian Army personnel.
According to him, the nursing mother, who is the wife of one of the gang members, assisted in the concealment of weapons.
Kure stated that the suspects would be charged in court once the investigation was completed.
“What is even more touching is that one of their members is a nursing mother and wife to one of the kidnappers. She also plays a dual role of being the armoury of the group,” he said.
He said the items recovered from the suspects include laptops, cash and locally-made guns.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, assured residents of adequate security of their lives and property.
Aiyedatiwa urged landlords to profile their tenants properly and know the kind of work they do.
“Security is everybody’s business. If you noticed anyone that is living above his means, let security check the person out,” he said.