Amitola Shittu, commander of the Osun chapter of the Western Nigeria Security Network, better known as Amotekun, says the security outfit deploy “African science” in rescuing some kidnap victims in the state.

Shittu was quoted by PUNCH to have said that Amotekun successfully experimented “Yoruba spiritual powers” when the whereabouts of the victims were unknown.


He added that the security outfit would explore extraordinary means to stem the tide of insecurity in the state.


“Yes, it (African science) is one of the best tools that we are using today. This is the first time I will be divulging this information to the public,” Shittu said.


“Sometimes ago in Osun, some persons were kidnapped and we searched for over 24 hours, there was no clue as to where the criminals had taken the persons to.


“I talked to my people and we got in contact with the families of the victims. We experimented on something and it worked out. The victims were voluntarily released. It was African science which may be in form of prayer in our traditional way. The victims were released; the kidnappers gave them back their phones and every other item they took from them.


“When they were released, we went to their various homes to find out what transpired and they told us that the kidnappers told them that they (victims) were using people from outside who have supernatural powers that were conflicting with theirs.


 “Specifically, they told the victims that their link with Amotekun was affecting their operations. That was how they were released. Since then we have been improving on our mode of operation.


“We also succeeded in applying the same method when other people were kidnapped. This time they were travellers who were coming from Ekiti, they were kidnapped along Illa road. These victims were also released voluntarily. It is the Lord’s doing.”


Shittu commended Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, for establishing the outfit to help check the spate of insecurity.