Security Alert: Fulani Herdsmen In Large Numbers Enter Ondo Town, Armed With AK-47s—Source

Not lower than two truckloads of Fulani herdsmen armed with AK-47s have arrived in Igoba Neighborhood within the Akure North Native Authorities Space of Ondo State.

A supply, who spoke with SaharaReporters on situation of anonymity, stated the 2 truckloads of herdsmen entered the city within the wee hours of Thursday.

He additionally alleged that they had been all armed with AK-47 rifles, arriving on the distant a part of the city which is principally surrounded by bushes.

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He stated, “This morning round 3 am, two trailers stuffed with a troop of Fulani males armed with AK-47s entered the city.

“The Fulani herdsmen have captured Igoba, in Akure North, they plan to assault, they got here of their numbers. That place will not be that developed, it’s principally surrounded by bush. The Fulani herdsmen have even turn out to be indigenes at Igoba, they stay there, communicate Yoruba fluently, they’re those offering lodging to those who simply arrived.

“Other than that, early this morning, in one other a part of Akure, at Oja Oba market, the Fulani herdsmen attacked some girls. The Fulani herdsmen had been in Military uniforms however they aren’t troopers, they struck some with knives, they injured individuals however they didn’t keep for lengthy, they did what they wished to do and left.

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“Please, we would like the federal government to return to our support, the safety businesses also needs to rise to their duties. Folks shouldn’t die for nothing.”

SaharaReporters earlier reported how residents of Adeoye, Akinrimisi and Ajaye in Ondo City, Ondo State expressed concern as that they had noticed Fulani herdsmen of their numbers invading their areas with weapons and establishing hideouts for an imminent assault.

SaharaReporters learnt that the Fulani herdsmen attacked one of many areas on Monday evening up until Tuesday morning, in a “test-run” as residents lamented that the police and the troopers deployed of their space solely extort cash from motorists and switch their backs on the attackers.

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