The Ogun State Police Command says attacks on herdsmen persist in the state despite the fforts of the command to stop arson by hoodlums in the state.
The command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told journalists on Friday in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, that there have been attacks in the past three days on herdsmen settlements in Yewaland.
He said the command has arrested three suspects for alleged arson on the residence of Seriki Fulani of Eggua, Adamu Oloru and the Kara market.
Hoodlums had on Monday, set ablaze a house and Kara Market belonging to Seriki Fulani, in continuation of the ‘anti-killer herdsmen’ battle led by Sunday Igboho, in the South West.
One Alhaji Jiji was burnt to death, while scores of cows were also killed during the attack.
The incident happened on Monday night when Igboho stormed the troubled area in Yewaland.
The Police spokesperson said the settlements affected have been in existence in the area for many years, in some cases for over 20 years, and inhabited mainly by Nigerian herdsmen of Fulani extraction, some of whom he said were born and brought up in the area, and speak the Yoruba language with proverbs fluently.