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One killed As Angry Youths Set Ablaze Fulani Settlement In Ogun

Irate youths on Monday night set ablaze the house of Seriki Fulani in Eggua, Yewa North local government area of Ogun State, Alhaji Adamu Oloru, killing one person and scores of cows.

The attack was allegedly carried out by youths who followed the Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly called Sunday Igboho, to the community.

Igboho had on Monday visited the Yewa axis of Ogun, saying he was there to rescue the Yorubas from killer herdsmen terrorising the area.

The Seriki’s son, Suleiman Adamu, who confirmed the attack to newsmen on Tuesday, said one Alhaji Jiji was burnt to death, while his father’s settlement was razed down He added that over 40 cows were killed in the attacked.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, has also confirmed the incident.

Oyeyemi said the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, led a team of policemen to Igua for an on-the-spot assessment.

He said the Police Commissioner had a peace talk with the Fulanis and the host, saying they have all agreed to work together to fish out the criminal elements among them for peace to reign.

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