- Angry youths have reportedly razed a Fulani settlement in Ogun State.
Some aggrieved youths have set ablaze a Fulani settlement at Itin Sagamu, Ogun State.
The youths were set to have razed the Fulani settlement over a case of kidnapping in the community.
EKO HOT BLOG gathered that some suspected Fulani herdsmen had reportedly abducted a woman, who the police said was yet to be rescued as of Tuesday night.
The abduction was said to have infuriated the youths who stormed the Fulani settlement in the area and set it ablaze.
It was further learnt that one person was injured in the incident while the other Fulani men fled for safety.
Speaking, the Ogun State Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Abdulmumin Ibrahim, disclosed that about five houses were torched by the locals.
Ibrahim, who said no life was lost in the attack, noted that the affected herdsmen have temporarily relocated.
He said, “Those affected have run away from the community. Two persons were missing earlier but they have been found. We have asked them to make a formal report at Sagamu Police station on the incident.”
As gathered by EKO HOT BLOG, the incident was confirmed by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, saying normalcy has been restored to the community.
The police spokesperson added that the clash occurred because “some Fulani herdsmen kidnapped someone in his farm”.
Oyeyemi further noted that the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had visited the area for an on-the-spot assessment.
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