A leader of the infamous ”one million boys,” identified simply as Eji, has been nabbed in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, by the Oyo State Joint Security Task Force, otherwise called Operation Burst.
Director-General of the Force, Col. Oladipo Ajibola (retd.), on Sunday disclosed his arrest and said he is currently standing trial.
Eji was reportedly second-in-command to deceased Abiola Ebila who led the notorious gang that rained terror in multiple south-western states.
Ebila, who was reported to have been involved in kidnapping for ransom, was recently killed by the men of Operation Burst in his hideout.
Prior to his arrest, Eji was said to have assumed the leadership position of the group.
Ajibola said, “Operation Burst has been able to reduce criminality in Oyo State; people now go about their business without fear. We have effected arrests in relation to cultism, Internet fraud and other crimes, and handed the suspects over to security agencies. The most high profiled among the criminal cases was that of Abiola Ebila.”