Fulani Herdsmen: Police Arrests Four Suspects For Killing SARS Area Commander, One Other

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The Oyo State Police Command has arrested four suspected Fulani herdsmen in connection with the killing on Tuesday, the area commander of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) Mr. Sheu Magu and one other member of the squad in a village near Ogboro-Agbone road, Saki area of Oyo state.

The state Police Public Relations officer (PPRO) Adekunle Ajisebutu who confirmed the incident to journalists on phone said four suspects have been arrested while investigation has commenced on the matter.

 

Another officer named Ademola who sustained serious injury during the attack according to a source is receiving medical care at the Baptist Medical Centre, in Saki atea of the state.

 

The source said the attack happened on Tuesday when men of Nigeria police force visited a village to investigate a criminal charge against one of the Fulani herdsmen but later turned to violence.

 

According to the source, “Saki is boiling now. OPC, Police and other brave people in Saki are in the bush as i am talking to you now, hunting for the herdsmen. People are now afraid that boko-haram is here in our domain. 

 

“The whole thing started when Police arrested one of the herdsmen for robbery in Saki. Precisely a village along Ogboro-Agbonle road in Saki East Local government area of the state. On getting to the village, the informant that led the team was attacked first and killed. The leader of the police team popularly called Sheu was also matcheted and killed while others escaped miraculiously. 

 

“one of those who escaped told us that they used cow to surrounded them before they started attacking them. It is better government at all levels come to our rescue now,” he lamented.

 

 

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Raji Adebayo, Ibadan

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