Troops of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army from Owena Barracks, Akure, have conducted a five-day clearance operation at various flash points and forest in Akoko area of Ondo State.
Some of the raided areas include Ajowa, Akunnu, Ise, Auga, Isua and Ikakumo-Akoko forests.
Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Major Ojo Adenegan said camps of suspected kidnappers were destroyed and some arrested during the operations.
He said the suspects, who confessed to several kidnappings, have been handed over to appropriate security agencies for further investigations.
More than ten kidnappings had been recorded in Akoko area to Owo/Idoani axis of Ondo state in the last seven months.