Operatives of Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps have arrested suspected bandits allegedly planning to invade Ondo State.
This was coming days after Military personnel reportedly withdrew from Checkpoints operations in the State.
The suspected bandits, 18 in number were arrested in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government Area of the State.
They were said to have taken off from Kastina State before arriving the Ondo State.
According to the Commander of Amotekun in the State, Adetunji Adeleye, the bandits stormed the State in three 18-seater passenger buses.
He added that two of the buses escaped while his men were able to intercept one of the buses after escaping from different checkpoints before they were arrested in Ondo town.
The suspects concealed different seizes of knives, swords and guns inside tiger nut bags.