A joint task force comprising the Nigerian Army, the police and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Wednesday, intercepted a large number of suspected Fulani herdsmen entering to settle down in Kwara State.
Babawale Zaid Afolabi, spokesman of the defence corps, Kwara State Command, made this known on Thursday.
Babawale said, “On Wednesday, 04/08/2021, at about 0700hours, suspected Fulani herdsmen were intercepted at Erin-Ile, a border town of Kwara state through a joint effort of the NSCDC, Army and the Police.
“The herdsmen, who were in a large number with some of their cattle, were stopped at Erin-Ile-Offa axis end of the Kwara-Osun state boundary on their way to Ajasse-Ipo, a town in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.”
“The suspected herdsmen were later led to Ajasse-Ipo by the JTF where further background check and profiling was carried out by the appropriate security operatives.”
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