Operatives of Ogun State Police Command have arrested three herdsmen over the role they allegedly played in the attack of Bamajo village in Ayetoro area of the state.
The suspects, whose names were given as Musa Yusuf, Usman Mohammed and Aliyu Abubakar, were arrested on Thursday, February 18, 2021, according to a statement by the state police image-maker, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi on Sunday, February 21.
Oyeyemi said that the herdsmen were apprehended in the early hours of the date, after they had attacked the village where some houses were set ablaze.
They also inflicted a deep machete-cut injury on one Ismaila Alabi, the PPRO stated.
Oyeyemi said further that immediately the Ayetoro Area Commander, ACP Anthony Aruna, got the report, he mobilized his men, as well as hunters and youths to the scene, and the entire area was thoroughly combed.
According to the PPRO, “the combing exercise was extended to Igboaje bush, where Yusuf was apprehended with a gun and a blood-stained cutlass.
“His arrest led to the apprehension of two others, Mohammed and Abubakar, who are strongly believed to be part of those who launched the violent attack.”
He said that the injured victim was quickly rushed to a general hospital for treatment.
The PPRO added that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
The state police boss also directed that there should be a manhunt for the rest arsonists, with a view of bringing them to justice.