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Amotekun apprehends truckload of armed herdsmen heading to Ibarapa, Oyo (Photos)

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The Oyo State command of Amotekun Corps, have intercepted a truck loaded with gunmen suspected to be herdsmen heading to Igangan community in Ibarapa area of the state.

According to SaharaReporters, the operatives apprehended the truck with Kebbi state registration number TUR30ZY, and found 25 guns, and 10 dogs in the truck alongside the suspects.

Amotekun officers also said the suspects had been handed over to the police authorities in Ido.

“The Oyo State Amotekun, Ido unit led by Gbenga Olanrewaju made the arrest. They are suspected herdsmen in possession of about 25 dane guns and 10 dogs. They have been handed over to the police for further interrogation,” an official said.

There has been unrest in Igangan, Ibarapa recently due to worsening insecurity occasioned by banditry, kidnappings and killings.

This situation took a new dimension when Yoruba rights agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho issued an eviction notice to Fulani herdsmen, believed to be behind the insecurity, to vacate the state.

 
 
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