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Killer herdsmen: Police, Amotekun comb Ogun forests

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Worried by killings in Ogun and Ekiti forests in South West Nigeria by Fulani herders, Police, and Amotekun operatives are currently combing forests of the two States in search of criminals.

Reports said the operation was yielding successes which a lot of criminals have been dislodged from their hideouts, while some are on the run.

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Special Adviser to Ekiti State governor on Security matters, Brig. General Ebenezer Ogundana said Amotekun operatives haven taken over surveillance of borders of the two states to watch out for criminal elements.

He said, “We have our own contingency plan. We have an additional outfit, Operation Flush, which sees to what is happening in the forests and the highways.

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“We don’t have killer herdsmen or arms-bearing herders in our forests for now. We are going round all our forests. Anybody that knows where they are in the forests should alert us. We have not got any call from anywhere.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, said, “The issue of combing the forests has been on for a long time by the operatives of the command. Our men have been combing the bushes and forests and it will continue.

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