Three Fulani shepherds arrested in Ogun with a bloody saber (photo)
Three shepherds were arrested by police in the Ayetoro District of Ogun State after several houses were burned down and some residents were injured.
Police confiscated a pistol and a “bloody saber” from the shepherds after their arrest on Saturday.
The shepherds are identified as Musa Yusuf, Usman Mohammed and Aliya Abubakar.
SaharaReporter learned that he had dealt a serious blow to the correspondence of a resident known as Ismail Alaby.
State police public relations agent Abimbola Oyemi said the agents had searched the Igboaje bush where the herders were arrested.
He said, “Three shepherds were arrested by Ogun State Command agents for their involvement in the attack on Bamajo village in the Ayetoro district of the state. Early in the morning the men attacked the village, set fire to several houses and inflicted a deep match wound on Ismail Alabi.
“After receiving the report, the district commander mobilized his people, hunters and youth to the scene of the incident, where the entire area was carefully sifted. The combing exercises were extended to the Igboaje bush, where Musa Yusuf was arrested with a gun and a bloody saber.
“His arrest led to the arrest of two more people, namely Usman Mohammed and Aliya Abubakar, who are firmly convinced that they were involved in the attack.
“The victim was quickly taken to a general hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, the police commissioner ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Department of Investigation and Intelligence for further investigation.
“He also organized a massive search for the rest of the arsonists to bring them to justice.”
In recent weeks, Yewa communities have faced harassment by Fulani herders, as well as reprisals by residents, leading to ethnic clashes in the area.
Governor Dapo Abiodun met on Tuesday with several northern governors, including Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atik Baguda; Governor of Kano State Abdullahi Ganduje; Governor of Zamfara State Bello Matavalle and Governor of Niger State Abubakar Sunny.
They were also in Ibadan, Oyo State last week to visit an area where clashes raged between shepherds and residents, resulting in the destruction of lives and property.
In Oyo, Governor Bagudou, who mourned the sad incident between the two groups, nevertheless promised that the northern governors would provide the necessary support to restore normalcy and buy back the lost property.
Source: – Sahara Reporter.