Three herdsmen have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for arson and attempted murder of villagers at Bamajo village in Ayetoro area of the state.
It was gathered that the suspects, Musa Yusuf, Usman Mohammed and Aliyu Abubakar, attacked the village in the early hour of February 18, set some houses ablaze and inflicted a deep matchet cut injury on one Ismaila Alabi.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects said report on the incident reached the Area commander Ayetoro, Anthony Aruna, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), who mobilized his men, Hunters and youths to the scene and the entire area was thoroughly combed.
“The combing exercise was extended to Igboaje bush where one Musa Yusuf was apprehended with gun and a blood stained cutlass. His arrest led to the arrest of two others namely: Usman Mohammed and Aliyu Abubakar who are strongly believed to be part of those who launched the violence attack.
“The injured victim was quickly rushed to general hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation.
“He also directed massive manhunt for the rest arsonists with the view to bring them to justice,” he said.