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Security Forces Intercept Large Number of Kwara Bound Herdsmen

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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.

 

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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.

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“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.”

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“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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