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“We will arrest troublemakers,” Gov threatens few days after Igboho landed in Ogun

Just few days after Political Activist Sunday Adeyemo made a visit to chase Fulani Herdsmen out of Ogun State, the Governor of the State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, also made his stand to arrest troublemakers.

Reports had been made of killings, kidnapping and raping allegesly by the Fulani herdsmen in Yewa axis of Ogun State, which made some traditional rulers to seek the governor’s help.

The rulers narrated how their wards were brutalised by soldiers who they alleged also escorted herdsmen into their communities to graze on their farmlands.

It was recalled that the traditional rulers and their subjects accused both the Federal and State Governments of turning deaf ears to their sorrowful cries.


The security unrest in Ogun State had prompted Sunday Igboho to visit affected communities in the western part of the state.

At his visit, Igboho was well received and applauded by occupants and traditional rulers, who urged him to help them fight those they called “killers,” Fulani herdsmen, despite the state government’s declaration that he was not invited.

Members of the community said they have lost count of the number of people killed, raped or kidnapped by the suspected killer-herdsmen.

Speaking to pressmen on Saturday, Gov Abiodun said he had deployed a joint security task force to Imeko, Aiyetoro, Ipokia and other border communities along the Nigeria/Benin Republic border.

According to him, the move will prevent a repeat of the recent fatal clashes between farmers and herders in the Yewa axis of the state.

Abiodun hinted that the decision followed a briefing by security chiefs, who he said have been charged to put the situation under control and return normalcy to the areas.

The governor stated that his government will not tolerate anything that threatens the security of lives and property, he also disclosed that security agencies will be given the needed support to deal with the situation and bring the full weight of the law on anyone that stirs up trouble in Ogun.

“As we will not tolerate anything that threatens the security of lives and property, the Ogun State Government will give security agencies the needed support to deal with the situation and bring the full weight of the law on anyone who chooses to foment trouble in the area and indeed Ogun State,” the governor made his point clear in the statement.

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