One Injured As Fulani Herdsmen Attack Vigilantee Patrol In Kwara

There was pandemonium in Oko-Obbo lle community, Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State on Monday as yet to be identified herdsmen armed with dangerous weapons ambushed for men of the local vigilantees who were on patrol around 2030pm.

The vigilante patrol team was patrolling along Obbo ile- Isapa axis when they were attacked by the herdsmen who left one of the vigilantes team, Mashud Taye, with matchete cuts before disappeared into the bush.

According to a release signed by the spokesman of the NSCDC in Kwara State Babawale Zaid Afolabi the incident occured when men of the Obbo ile- vigilante team were on routine patrol.

“On Monday 22 November 2021, two armed herdsmen attacked a vigilante team of the Obbo ile community who were on a routine patrol and left one of them with a serious injury as a result of the matchete attacks.” He disclosed.

He explained further that efforts of the NSCDC operatives in Ekiti Divisional Office and the vigilante team yielded dividends as one of the assallants, Abdulkadir Ali Doogo, 23, from Omu Aran, was arrested and currently helping NSCDC in further investigations.

“The other herdsmen is still at large and efforts are ongoing to capture the fleeing suspects while the victim is currently in the hospital responding to treatment”, Babawale confirmed..

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Written by Issa Saliu

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