Some unidentified armed men who were suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have reportedly attacked a local vigilante group on routine patrol in Oko- Obbo- Ile, Ekiti local government area of Kwara state, on Monday.
According to Daily Post Nigeria, the armed men attacked the vigilante at about 8: 30 pm in the community where they inflicted severe injury from machete cuts on one of the vigilante team who was identified as Mashud Taye.
Information gathered that one of the suspected herdsmen who was identified as Abdulkadir Ali Doogo, 23- year- old, from Omu- Aran, was arrested while his colleague flee into the bush during the attack which took place along the Obbo- Ile- Isapa axis.
The arrested attacker, Abdulkadir, is currently undergoing investigation by the men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara state command, and he is giving them useful information.
The public relations officer of the command, Babawale Afolabi maintained in Ilorin on Tuesday that the attack happened when the vigilante team in Obbo- Ile were on routine patrol duty in the area
He maintained further that the incident happened on Monday, 22 November, 2021, when two herdsmen attacked a vigilante team of Obbo- Ile community that was on routine patrol duty and injured one of them severely with a machete.
The NSCDC spokesperson revealed that the NSCDC officials were able to apprehend one of the attackers identified as Abdulkadir Ali Doogo, from Omu- Aran. He said he was helping the operatives in further investigation.
The spokesman said the other attacker is still at large and the security operatives are making a strenuous efforts to track him down, adding that the injured vigilante man was receiving medical treatment in the hospital.
Over time, Fulani herdsmen are known for various notorious activities such as killing, stealing and kidnapping and vandalism. In a bid to alleviate their ruthless acts in the country, anti- open grazing law was established. However, the Fulani herdsmen are still perpetrating their evil acts.