The Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigeria Police in Kwara State, on Tuesday, intercepted 4 truckloads of Fulani herders and their cattle.
They have been turned away after residents insisted they have to depart.
The herders had deliberate to settle within the Offa, Offa Native Authorities Space of the state earlier than they have been intercepted at Ipee city, a neighbouring space within the Oyun Native Authorities Space of the state, Tribune On-line reviews.
It was learnt that the herders, mentioned to be from Ondo and Osun states, have been planning to relocate to Ipee in Kwara State.
A report by the NSCDC Divisional Officer in Oyun native authorities, Henry Bilesanmi, mentioned the police led the herders out of the state with their patrol vans.
The report mentioned, “NSCDC AND NPF IN IPEE SEND FULANI BORORO BACK TO BASE.
At about 08:00hrs of immediately, Tuesday, 4th Might 2021, 4 (4) vehicles totally loaded with Fulani/Bororo herdsmen entered Ipee township however sadly for them, folks of Ipee and all of the native vigilantes got here out en masse to disallow them from getting into the city with the assistance NSCDC officers in Ipee and the NPF who led them out with their patrol van.”
Additionally, the Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, mentioned that the command had acquired info that herders from Osun and Ondo states had been shifting into the Ipee city which shares a boundary with Offa Native Authorities Space.
“These herders have been denied by Ondo and Osun states as a result of felony actions being carried out by the group. We additionally recognized that herders got here into the boundary loaded with 4 trailers alongside the cattle who needed to settle in Offa.
“On this word, safety businesses in Offa intercepted and led them out in direction of the boundary between Osun and Kwara states.
“We advise the cities that border Offa to be proactive and promptly elevate alarm wherever they discover or suspect any unusual motion.
“They need to be safety acutely aware about bandits and in addition notify folks round them and report back to safety businesses nearest to them,” he mentioned.
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