Three herdsmen arrested over attacks on Ayetoro community


The police in Ogun state have arrested three men suspected to be criminal herdsmen, or the role they played in the attack of Bamajo village in Ayetoro area of Ogun state.

According to a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, “the men had [reportedly] attacked the village where they set some houses ablaze and inflicted a deep matchet cut injury on one Ismaila Alabi.

“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 combing exercise was extended to Igboaje bush where one Musa Yusuf was apprehended with gun and a blood stained cutlass. 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.

“The injured victim was quickly rushed to general hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, the commissioner of police cp 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.” the statement reads

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