A joint security task force made up of operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nigerian Army and the police in Kwara State yesterday intercepted a large number of suspected herdsmen who were relocating to the state.
The spokesman of NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital
Babawale said the herdsmen with some of their cattle were stopped at the Erin- Ile/ Offa axis end of Kwara- Osun State boundary on their way to Ajase Ipo, a town in lfelodun local government area of Kwara state.
“On Wednesday 04/08/2021, at about 0700 hours, suspected herdsmen, in their hundreds, were intercepted at Erin- Ile, a border town in Oyun local government area of Kwara State. It was a joint effort of the NSCDC, Army and the Police.
“The suspected herdsmen were later led to Ajase-Ipo by the JTF operatives where further background check and profiling have been carried out by the appropriate security operatives.
“In the meantime, the herdsmen have been allowed to remain in Ajase-Ipo pending the time all the necessary actions might have been taken and security has been beefed up in and around the town,” Afolabi added.