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Police arrest three herdsmen over attack on Ogun village

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By Michael Adesanya/Abeokuta

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three herdsmen for the role they played in the attack on Bamajo village in Ayetoro area of Ogun state.

A statement issued by the Command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, revealed that they were arrested on the 18th of February 2021.

Oyeyemi stated that in the early hour of the date, the men had attacked the village where they set some houses ablaze and inflicted a deep matchet cut injury on one Ismaila Alabi.

He said: “The injured victim was quickly rushed to general hospital for treatment.

“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, Usman Mohammed and Aliyu Abubakar who are strongly believed to be part of those who launched the violent attack. #

The state Commissioner of Police, 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.