Police react as angry youths allegedly attack Fulani herdsmen, destroy Police Station

Some youths who are residents of Odo-Owa community in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State, on Thursday, June 17 were violently protesting the presence of Fulani herdsmen in their community.

According to reports, the youths had accused the Fulani men of kidnapping and killing in the area.

As a result of the destructive protest, the angry youths went berserk and destroyed some houses belonging to the Fulani herdsmen.

A source living in the community told Journalist that the youths were trying to carry out an enforcement order. He said that they had given the Fulani herdsmen a specific date to leave their community, adding that the day was indeed today (Thursday), and that they were only trying to go through with it.

It was learnt that Police operatives attached to Odo Owa Police Station arrived the protest scene in an attempt to stop the raging youths from causing more damages, however, they too were met with a stones and sticks, as the youths charged up to them and chased them from the vicinity.

It was learnt that the youths also destroyed their station formation.

However, reacting to the development, the Police Public Relations Officer of Kwara State Police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, dismissed the report. He said that the
Odo-Owa Police station was not attacked nor destroyed by youths.

He rather said that the youths were protesting as a result of some suspects arrested in connection with a case under investigation.

“The youths dispersed immediately they were made to understand the rationale behind the arrest of those suspects, ” the Kwara PPRO added.

He urged the general public to disregard such reports as they were untrue and false.

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