The police have arrested three herdsmen in Ayetoro area of Ogun State after they set several houses ablaze and injured some residents.
The police recovered a pistol and ” a blood- stained cutlass” from the herdsmen after their arrest on Saturday.
The herdsmen were identified as Musa Yusuf, Usman Mohammed and Aliyu Abubakar.
According to Edujandon.com, the perpetrators inflicted a deep cut wound on a resident, identified as Ismaila Alabi, with a matchete.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the operatives combed Igboaje Mountain where the herdsmen were arrested.
He said, ” Three herdsmen were arrested by operatives of Ogun State command for the role they played in the attack on Bamajo village in the Ayetoro area of the state. In the early hours of the day, the men 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 mobilised 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 a gun and a bloodstained 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 violent attack.
“The injured victim was quickly rushed to a general hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation Department and the Intelligence Department for further investigation.
“He also directed a massive manhunt for the rest of the arsonists with a view to bringing them to justice. ”
Yewa communities have suffered from Fulani herdsmen and reprisals from residents in recent weeks, leading to ethnic clashes in the area.
Governor Dapo Abiodun met with some northern governors last Tuesday, including Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu; Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle and Niger State Governor Abubakar Sanni.
They were also in Ibadan, Oyo State, last week to visit the area where violence broke out between herdsmen and residents, resulting in the destruction of lives and property.
In Oyo, Governor Bagudu, who lamented the sad incident between the two groups, promised that northern governors would provide the necessary support to restore normalcy and recover lost property.
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