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Police arrest herdsmen in Ekiti for mounting roadblock

The Police in Ekiti State on Friday arrested three herdsmen who allegedly mounted a roadblock along Usho Road in Ise Ekiti in the Ise/Orun Council Area of the state.

Sources alleged that five herdsmen mounted the roadblock around 10am with the intention to rob road users and community members of their valuables.

According to them, on sighting the herdsmen, who allegedly barricaded the road, some members of the community alerted the police, who in turn, rushed to the place to save the situation.

A police source said, “Information reached the police at 10.15am that five herdsmen mounted roadblock along Usho Road in Ise Ekiti terrorising the road users with weapons such as daggers and cutlasses.

“A police patrol team swung into action and arrested two of them, Usman Ibrahim and Ali Salisu on the spot while the remaining three fled into the bush.

“Upon combing the bush for the fleeing suspects, another suspect, named Sidikia Manbagri, was arrested. Our men are still in the bush to find the remaining two suspects.”

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