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Oyo CP Dissipates Rumours of Ethnic Clash as Cause of Attack on Cows



CP Ngozi Onadeko, Oyo State Commissioner of Police, has dissipated rumours that an alleged on some cows in the Alafara community at Ologuneru, Ibadan, is tied to an ethnic clash between the Yoruba and Fulani.


In her statement published by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi, she indicated that the police got information from a member of the public that some suspected person(s) had attacked a cow settlement and started shooting the cows in Alafara community, Ologuneru area.

The statement added that the police force was immediately mobilised to go to the area and seek the root cause of the problem, this was after they got the information.

The Oyo command added that Investigation into the incident has begun immediately and the police are on the trail of the criminals.

The Commissioner of Police announced that the incident is as opposed to the rumour of Fulani/Yoruba clash making the rounds, then she implored the people of Oyo State and the general public to disregard any of such false news from any source. Adding that the relative peace being enjoyed by residents of the state should not be truncated in any way by criminal elements.

She repeated the commitment of the police officers and men of the Command in protecting lives and properties while soliciting true and reliable information from the members of the public, to enable the police to tackle crime efficiently.

The release read: “The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Ngozi Onadeko, fdc wishes to state that upon information received from a good-spirited member of the public that some suspected person(s) today 20/02/2021 at about 0720 hrs, invaded a cow settlement at Alafara community Ologuneru area of Ibadan and fired some cows.

“The CP wishes to further state that immediately the incident happened, Police teams were drafted to the area to ascertain the immediate and the remote cause of the incident, and an investigation had been ordered immediately into the incident, while the Police are on the trail of the perpetrators(s) of the dastardly act.

“Consequent upon this, the CP says it is wordy of note that the incident has nothing to do with Fulani/Yoruba clash and implored the people of Oyo State and the general public to disregard any insinuations from any quarters, while the relative peace being enjoyed by the good citizens of the State should not be allowed to be tampered with in any way by disgruntled elements.

“The CP reiterated the commitment of the Officers and men of the Command to continue to protect the lives and property of the peace-loving people of the State. She further solicits constant and reliable credible information from the members of the public to enable the Police to serve them better.”

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