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Suspected herdsmen intercepted on their way to Kwara State

The Joint Task Force (JTF) has intercepted a large number of herdsmen, believed to be Fulani, who have the intention of settling down in Kwara.

The JTF is made up of personnel from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Nigerian Army and the Police.

Mr Babawale Afolabi, NSCDC spokesperson said the intercepted herdsmen were in large number. He added that the herders were stopped at Erin ile- Offa axis with some of their cattle and were seen heading to Kwara- Osun state boundary.

He said the herders were on their way to Ajase-Ipo, a town in lfelodun Local Government Area of Kwara.

He said that the herdsmen and their cows were on their way to Ajase Ipo, a town in Kwara with a large concentration of Fulani.

“The suspected herdsmen were later led to Ajase-Ipo by the JTF where they had to undergo further background checks and profiling by the appropriate security operatives,” Afolabi said.

He, however, said that the herdsmen had been allowed to remain in Ajase-Ipo pending the time background checks would be concluded.

Afolabi assured residents and the people of Kwara that more security personnel had been deployed in and around the town to further check the spread or illegal activities of the herders.

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