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General News of Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Kwara: NSCDC arrests four Fulani herders for alleged armed robbery

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The Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) has arrested four Fulanis who are also suspected to be armed robbery gang members in the Isin Local Government Area of the state.

According to the NSCDC, the suspects were attacking people in the area within the past four weeks.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, by the Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Mr Zaid Afolabi, said: “The civil defence in conjunction with the local vigilante group, responded swiftly to a distress call in the early hours of Monday, around 03.00 a.m. as armed robbers in their large number ambushed motorists and passengers travelling inside a Toyota Sienna space car along Isanlu Isin- Ijara Isin road and dispossessed them of their valuables.

“The robbers have actually disappeared into the nearby bush by the time when we arrived the scene of the robbery incident but with the help of the vigilante group and the local hunters we were able to comb the nearby bush and rounded up four Fulani/ Bororos men suspected to be members of the robbery gang.

“The security agencies commenced the manhunt in order to arrest other members of the gang.”

Afolabi encouraged residents of the state to report any unusual movement or activities.

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