Ogun Farmers,Herdsmen Clashes:Three Herdsmen Arrested - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Ogun Farmers,Herdsmen Clashes:Three Herdsmen Arrested

Three  of the Rampaging Killer Herdsmen are now in custody of the Ogun State Police Command , following their alleged involvement in the recent bloody attack on some of the villages in the Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.

Edu-Biznews learnt that several of the villagers, mostly farmers were killed, houses and farmland destroyed in the attack by the Killer Herders in the Yewa axis of the state in the last few days 

Spokesman of the State Police Command,DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement on Sunday in Abeokuta, the state capital, said that the Herdsmen were arrested on the 18th of February 2021, by operatives of the state police command for the role they played in the attack of Bamajo village in Ayetoro area of the state. 

The Suspects according to Oyeyemi, 'In the early hour of the date, had attacked the village where they set some houses ablaze and inflicted a deep matchet cut injury on one Ismaila Alabi". 

He explained that the police "on receiving the report, the Area commander Ayetoro ACP Anthony Aruna mobilized his men, Hunters and youths to the scene where the entire area was thoroughly combed". 

The State Police Spokesman says "the  combing exercise was extended to Igboaje bush where one Musa Yusuf was apprehended with gun and a  blood stained cutlass"

Oyeyemi added that, "His arrest led to the arrest of two others namely: Usman Mohammed and Aliyu Abubakar who are strongly believed to be part of those who launched the violence attack"

He revealed that the injured victim was quickly rushed to general hospital for treatment. 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police,  Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation. 

He also directed massive manhunt for the rest arsonists with the view to bring them to justice. 

In a related development,the South West Governors Forum at its meeting over the weekend in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, condemned open grazing by herders in the region and called for establishment of Grazing routes or ranches .

Governors of Ekiti, Osun Ondo, Ogun and Oyo States agreed to end the frequent clashes between farmers and herders which usually lead to loss of lives and properties in the region, by investing in breeding of cattle and assisting rice farmers and other farmers whose farmlands were destroyed and houses razed down 

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