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No fewer than 105 persons suspected to be political thugs were on Wednesday arrested by men of the 32 Artillery Brigade.

It was gathered that the men were arrested at 3am on Wednesday Ita Awure/Efon junction in Efon Alaaye, Ekiti State armed with dangerous weapons.

Reports had it that the suspected thugs were on their way to Ado Ekiti where the People’s Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress were on the process of electing their governorship candidates for the 2022 governorship election.

They are said to be currently at the custody of the Army  Owena Barracks in Akure, the Ondo State capital, for further investigation.

The suspects were travelling in five 18-passenger buses before they were intercepted and arrested by the soldiers.

The Public Relations Officer of the brigade, Captain Akin Omojokun confirmed the arrest of the suspects.

Omojokun said that the suspects would be questioned on their mission.

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