Police place herdsmen under surveillance in Opeji area of Ogun

Fulani Herdsmen

Police have placed a group of suspected Fulani herdsmen under surveillance in Opeji axis of Ogun state.

They are being monitored by the police special squads, including Police Mobile Force, Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism units as well as Federal Anti-Robbery Squad and Intelligence Bureau.

Spokesman of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said they received an intelligence last Monday, that a group of 20 suspected Fulani arrived in Opeji on a suspected mission.

The state Police Commissioner, Ahmed Ilyasu, according to him, immediately directed the Commander of Police in Adatan area of Abeokuta, Divisional Police Officer at Odeda and the Assistant Police Commissioner (operation) to move into the area

Oyeyemi said the Police Commissioner also directed Deputy Police Commissioner (Criminal Investigations and Intelligence) to investigate the mission of the herdsmen, and they were told that they were from Kaiama local government area of Kwara state.

He added that a man claiming to be a baale said he invited them to come and settle and graze their cattle in the town.

The police spokesman explained that police in the state have been placed on red alert to avoid the breach of security.

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