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Three Fulani herdsmen have been arrested after conducted multiple attacks on Christians in Ogun State. They first attacked four women who were returning from a funeral. On the way home, the women were accosted by the herdsmen. After this, they were attacked with machetes and severely wounded. The following day, the herdsmen had an altercation with a Christian farmer and then attacked him. They again wounded the man with machetes. After this, the police were able to arrest them and confiscate their machetes and an AK-47.

 

2017-12-14 Nigeria (NewTelegraph)- Police in Ogun State have arrested three Fulani herdsmen over allegations of attempted murder and unlawful possession of firearms.

The suspects, 40-year-old Mohammed Bello, Muhammed Momoh (30) and Yisau Umoru (18), were nabbed at Oja-Odan community in Yewa South Local Government Area.

One AK49 rifle, with serial number 513, 49 0.8mm live ammunition, 26 live cartridges and two sharp machetes were recovered from them.

The herdsmen were said to have attacked and severely wounded four women as well as farmers in separate incidents on Saturday and Sunday, using dangerous weapons.

It was learnt that the women were returning from a burial of a relation at Moro village and headed home at Eegelu community when two suspected herdsmen accosted them at Oja-Odan.

The herdsmen allegedly attacked the victims with machetes and also attempted to rape them.

When the women resisted, the furious suspects beat and inflicted machete cuts on three of them. The suspects were also fingered in the attack on one farmer, Ige Orisade, at his Imedu farm, Oke-Odo via Oja-Odan. It was learnt that when Orisade confronted the herdsmen to know why they allowed their cattle to graze on his farm and destroy crops, he was attacked.

 

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