- A cow market has been set on fire by irate youths in Oyo state
- Although the market was said to have been abandoned before now
- It was suspected that suspected kidnappers mingle freely with herders hence the decision to shut down the market
A report by Daily Trust indicates that some youths in Igangan, Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo state on Friday, January 15 set ablaze an abandoned cow market in Igangan town.
According to the report, there was an agreement by the dwellers in the area that the market should be shut down due to insecurity in the Ibarapa axis of the state.
Earlier, two cow markets in the Igbo Ora-Ideere axis had been shut down, owing to the suspicion that some suspected kidnappers could mingle freely with herders.
A source quoted in the report stated that the youth went to the settlement of Serikin Fulani of Oyo state, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, after setting the market on fire.
The source noted that the youths warned Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir and his children to ensure that the issues of insecurity become a thing of the past in the area.
Alhaji Abdulkadir said some of his children were attacked by the youths, led by a popular thug in the state.
Recall that General Kunle Togun (rtd), former boss of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) and current chairman, Oyo state Amotekun (Security Network) corps, has revealed that foreign Fulani herdsmen are planning to overrun the southwest region of Nigeria.
According to him, the wave of banditry and kidnapping in the southwest is a result of alien terrorists’ infiltration of the region.
In a related development, some herdsmen on Tuesday, January 12 killed a farmer identified as Ridwan after a herd of cattle destroyed the deceased’s farm.
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According to the report, Ridwan popularly referred to as Rado of Eesa’s compound in Ijabe, Odo-Otin local government area of Osun state was attacked on his farm at Boole village via Ijabe.
A resident of the community, Oluwole Segun disclosed that the herdsmen reared cattle in the area and destroyed the deceased’s farm, a situation that led to an altercation between him and one of the herdsmen.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has vowed that the Nigerian army will shame and disgrace criminal groups in Nigeria in the year 2021.
Buratai gave the assurance at an event held in his hometown in Biu local government area of Borno state recently.
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