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The peace currently being enjoyed in Ondo State appears to be threatened following the withdrawal of soldiers from various checkpoints across the state.
The soldiers from the 32 Artillery Brigade were said to have returned to the barracks.
The reason for their action is yet to be ascertained as of press time.
The absence of the soldiers was noticed across the interstate boundaries as well as at checkpoints along Ago-Ajayi, Owo-Ikare Junction, Owen, Ajue, Igbara-Oke and Uso-Owo.
No official confirmation has been issued in this regard as the brigade is yet to react to the development.
However, residents, as well as motorists, have begun to express fear over the sudden disappearance of the soldiers from the checkpoints.
Residents say the peace in the state might be eroded and criminal activities on the highway may resume if bandits and gunmen learn that security operatives are no longer on guard.