How Igboho’s Visit Led to Burning of Seriki Fulani’s House in Ogun – Police

194 Viewed Obiajulu Joel Nwolu 0 respond
How Igboho’s Visit Led to Burning of Seriki Fulani’s House in Ogun - Police
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

The Nigeria Police has said that some individuals believed to be hoodlums took advantage of Sunday Igboho’s visit on Monday to set ablaze the house of Seriki Fulani in Eggua, Yewa North local government area of Ogun State, Alhaji Adamu Oloru.

This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi.

According to Oyeyemi, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, visited the area for an on-the-spot assessment.

He said, “He (CP) had a meeting with the community and Fulani settlers. We had a very robust session, and the two parties have resolved to work together to fish out those perpetrating crime therein.

“The CP has appealed to everybody, including Sunday Adeyemo, that we cannot fight crime with illegality.

“He should allow justice to prevail and everybody to calm down pending when the whole issue will be resolved. However, everybody has agreed to work together. I think it is only in Eggua where maybe aggrieved people before his arrival took the opportunity to vent their anger. So, we have appealed to him to tread softly. Peace has finally returned,” the PPRO said.

On Monday, it will be recalled that Sunday Igboho visited the state with a promise to flush out killer-herders.

Speaking to newsmen, Suleiman Adamu, the Seriki’s son on Tuesday said one Alhaji Jiji was burnt to death, while his father’s settlement was razed down.

Adamu added that over 40 cows were killed in the attack.

He said, “Right now, there is tension everywhere. We managed to get our father to escape during the attacks.”

He said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had visited the place and sued for peace. The State Chairman of Miyetti Allah, Abdulmumin Ibrahim also confirmed the development and claimed Igboho himself carried out the attacks.

“He (Igboho) was also at Oja – Odan but one good Samaritan called Dende did not allow him to set ablaze houses at Oja Odan. A formal complaint has been made at Egua Police station,” Ibrahim said.

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

The views expressed here belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect our views and opinions.

Don't miss the stories followAfrican News Today and let's be smart!
Loading...
0/5 - 0
You need login to vote.
We’ve Turned Heat on Criminals - Makinde

We’ve Turned Heat on Criminals – Makinde

Onyekuru Delighted to Maintain his Goal Form for Galatasaray

Onyekuru Delighted to Maintain his Goal Form for Galatasaray

Related posts
Your comment?
Leave a Reply