The Ogun State police command has arrested three suspected herdsmen, for allegedly setting houses on fire in Bamajo village, Ayetoro, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, during an attack.
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The local government has reportedly been witnessing incidents of killings, kidnappings and arson perpetrated by suspected herdsmen.
According to Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police command spokesperson, “the men attacked the village where they set some houses ablaze and inflicted a deep matchet cut injury on one Ismaila Alabi”.
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He said receiving the report, Ayetoro area commander, ACP Anthony Aruna, mobilized his men, hunters and youths to the scene, where the entire area was thoroughly combed.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the combing exercise was extended to Igboaje bush where one Musa Yusuf was apprehended with a gun and a cutlass stained with blood.
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He said Yusuf led the police to Usman Mohammed and Aliyu Abubakar, who were said to be part of those who launched the violence attack.
The commissioner of police in the state, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State CIID for further investigation.
He also directed that a manhunt be launched “for the rest of the arsonists with a view to bringing them to justice.”