The Ogun State Police command on Wednesday arrested four herdsmen that invaded into four communities in Imeko/Afon, area of Ogun State.

The suspects, Abubakar Umar, Mono Mohammed, Lawal Aliyu and Abubakar Muhammed, Lawal Aliyu and Abubakar Muhammed were arrested in the ongoing operation Puff Adder launched by the Inspector General of police, Adams Mohammed.

The quartet were believed to be among the over 200 armed herdsmen that invaded Iwoye border town and its three adjourning communities of One Agbede, Moriwi and Wasinmi-Okuta last week with their cattle.

This led to the death of two villagers, a 28 year old, Kabiru Ogunrinde and Segun Fakorede,30.

Two other hunters from the neighbouring Republic of Benin were also killed during the attack.
Some operatives attached to the special anti robbery squad,SARS were wounded gravely in a gun duel that ensued.

Two swords, a dane gun, knives, cutlasses and various charms were also recovered from the herdsmen.
The police Divisional crime officer, DCO, was shot during a gun duel between the police and the herdsmen

The commissioner of Police in Ogun State Baashir Manama, who paraded the suspects at the command’s Headquarters Eleweran, said the arrest was in furtherance of operation ”Puff Adder”


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