The Oyo State Police has arrested three suspects for shooting cows in Eruwa, Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Oyo State Police PRO, Adewale Osifeso, said the suspects, Spokesman Adewale Osifeso said the suspects Opeyemi Ajibodu, Segun Dade and Dare Adenle were found in possession of two dane guns, and daggers, among other weapons. The Nations reported.
Osifeso said the police made the arrests in the Sunbare area following reports of several gunshots reportedly fired in the nearby bush.
He added that an on-the-spot assessment carried out at daybreak revealed that the gunshots were from an attack launched against a group of Fulani herders, which resulted in the killing of six cows and wounding of 13 others.
“In continuity of the crime-fighting crusade of the Oyo State Police Command, on Sunday 20th June, 2021, several gunshots were reportedly fired in a bush at Sunbare Area, along old Ibadan Road Eruwa, causing fear and panic in the hearts of residence.
Osifeso added that the suspects, who are indigenes of Eruwa went on the shooting spree in an attempt to ward off the herders from grazing on farmlands in Eruwa environs.
“Upon receipt of the information, police operatives attached to Eruwa Divisional Police Headquarters gathered momentum and stormed the reported scene.”
“Upon interrogation, fact gathered revealed that the attack was perpetrated to ward off the herders from grazing in the forests in Eruwa environs.”