Police Condemn Attacks On Herdsmen Communities In Ogun, Arrest Suspects - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Saturday, February 6, 2021

Police Condemn Attacks On Herdsmen Communities In Ogun, Arrest Suspects

Ayobami Ife,  Abeokuta

Ogun state police command has condemned the spate of attacks and destruction of Fulani herdsmen settlements and communities in Yewa and other parts of the state in the last three days.

The Command says it is unlawful and  unconstitutional to deny fellow Nigerians the right to live in any part of the country and pursue their legitimate businesses, including cattle rearing.

It, however, called on herdsmen to avoid destructions of farmlands, which have been identified as the reason behind their unending disharmony and clashes with farmers and host communities.

In a release on Friday by the Command's Public Relations Officer,  Abimbola Oyeyemi,  he calls on both farmers, herdsmen and the entire Yoruba and Fulani communities in Yewa and across the State  to fish out criminals especially herdsmen visiting from other states and neighboring countries, allegedly, creating tension perpetually amongst them.

Abimbola, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), however noted that the "wanton destruction of farmlands by cattle, kidnapping and raping of women as well as reprisal attacks on Fulani settlements were unanimously condemned as criminal and unacceptable, irrespective of the status, tribe or nationality of the perpetrators" during stakeholders  meeting on Thursday at the palace of Alaye of Ayetoro.

According to him, the Command has arrested some suspects in connection with the recent incidents, and will make example of them to serve as deterrent to others while their kingpins, procurers and counsellors of those hoodlums will also be fished out to face the law.

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