Alleged Cattle Poisoning: Police Summon Fulani, Yoruba Leaders, As Fear Grips Residents In Oyo


Reported death of some grazing cattle, allegedly occasioned by poisoning, at Alafara area of Ibadan in Ido Local Government area of Oyo State, has informed an invitation of Fulani leaders and Yoruba community in the Area by the State Police Command for amicable resolution of the incident.

Also, to allay the fears of residents in the area, security operatives have been keeping a 24-hour vigilance on the area to prevent a breakdown of law and order.

Some cows that were grazing in the area were alleged to have been poisoned. Alafara community is largely a residential area with a long stretch of stream where some farmers grow vegetables, corn and some crops, especially during the dry season.

Allaying the fears of residents in the area, the State Government assured them of its commitment to peaceful coexistence and the safety of lives and property.

This was disclosed in a statement by the State Commissioner for Information, Prince Dotun Oyelade.

The Commissioner for information said the notice was brought forward to the government by residents of the area and relevant authorities promptly sprung into action to douse tension in the area to prevent any form of communal clash between herdsmen and residents of the community.

Prince Oyelade applauded the efforts of the Amotekun Corps, Operation Burst, and the Nigeria Police Force throughout the period of the incident.

He said the Police have already engaged Fulani leaders and the Yoruba community in the Area and security operatives are on vigilant alert 24 hours of the day to maintain law and order.

He urged residents of the community to continue with their daily engagements without fear or worry as the situation is under control.

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