Armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, ambushed a local vigilante group on routine patrol in Oko-Obbo-Ile, Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The attack which occurred on Monday at about 8:30pm left a member of the vigilante team identified as Mashud Taye seriously injured from machete cuts by the herdsmen.
Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, were able to arrest one of the herdsmen, Abdulkadir Ali Doogo, 23, from Omu-Aran, but his partner disappeared into the bush after the attack.
Abdulkadir is now helping the NSCDC operatives in the state with their investigations.
Spokesman of the NSCDC, Kwara state command, Babawale Afolabi, who disclosed in Ilorin, on Tuesday said that the attack occurred when men of the Obbo-Ile vigilante team were on routine patrol in the area.
“On Monday, November 22, 2021, two armed herdsmen attacked a vigilante team of Obbo-Ile community on a routine patrol and left one of them with a serious injury as a result of a machete attack,” he said.
Afolabi added that “efforts of the NSCDC operatives yielded dividends, as one of the assailants, Abdulkadir Ali Doogo, 23, from Omu-Aran, was arrested and currently helping the NSCDC in further investigations.”
He said the other herdsman is still at large and efforts are ongoing to capture him, while the injured victim is responding to treatment in the hospital.
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