Police nab three herdsmen in Ogun for arson, attempted murder

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The operatives of the Ogun State Command say they have arrested three herdsmen for allegedly attacking Bamajo village, Ayetoro in Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects were said to have been arrested on the 18th of February 2021.

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi the suspects had in the early hours of the day, attacked the village where they set some houses ablaze and inflicted a deep machete cut injury on one Ismaila Alabi.

He said when the Area commander, Ayetoro ACP Anthony Aruna got the report of the attack, he mobilised his men, hunters and youths to the scene where the entire area was thoroughly combed.

Oyeyemi said the combing exercise was extended to Igboaje bush where one Musa Yusuf was apprehended with gun and a blood stained cutlass.

He added that Musa’s 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 violence attack on the village.”

Oyeyemi said the injured victim was quickly rushed to the general hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta for further investigation.

 He also directed massive manhunt for the rest arsonists with the view to bringing them to justice.

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