No fewer than 150 political thugs heading to Ekiti state have been arrested by officers of of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Akure, Ondo State.
The suspected thugs were arrested at Ita Awure/Efon Junction in Efon Alaaye in Ekiti State.
It was gathered that the political thugs were heading towards Ado Ekiti for the primaries of some of the political parties ahead of the forthcoming state governorship election, holding today.
The suspects were reportedly arrested at about 3am on Wednesday.
It was also gathered that the soldiers would take the suspects to Owens Barracks in Akure for further investigation.
Contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Brigade, Akin Omojokun, confirmed the arrest and said the Brigade would soon issue a statement on the development.