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Angry youths allegedly attack Fulani herdsmen In Kwara

ANGRY youths reportedly attacked some herdsmen while protesting the presence of Fulani herdsmen in their community in Kwara State.

The incident occured on Thursday, at Odo-Owa community of Oke-Ero Local Government Area in Kwara State.

They were said to have destroyed a Police station in the area protesting against the presence of Fulani herdsmen in their community.

The attack was the second in  the community within a space of two months over alleged Fulani invasion.

The first incident occured when the house and hotel of Ramon, an alleged Fulani kidnap kingpin, were destroyed following allegations of criminality against him by the Odo-Owa community.

The youths accused the Fulani herdsmen of being involved in kidnappings in the community.

In the process, they allegedly destroyed houses belonging to Fulani herdsmen during the fracas which occurred at about 2000hours, Thursday night.

The action of the angry youths was to enforce the ultimatum issued to Fulani herdsmen to vacate their community, which expired on Thursday.

The police operatives of Odo Owa police station who attempted to stop the unlawful action of the youths were attacked and their station destroyed.

However, in a response to a text message on the development sent to the spokesman of the state police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi said ” The Odo-Owa police station was not attacked by the youths as alleged.

 “The youths became agitated as a result of some suspects arrested in connection with a case under investigation,” he added.

Ajayi, said, “the youths dispersed immediately they were made to understand the rationale behind the arrest of those suspects.”

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