Killer-herdsmen in trouble: Abiodun sets up crack squad to hunt them down

Abiodun, while handing over the motorcycles and vehicles
Abiodun, while handing over the motorcycles and vehicles

By Adejoke Adeleye, Abeokuta

Ogun State Government has inaugurated a Joint Security Intervention Squad (JSIS) and handed 10 operational vehicles and 20 motorcycles to them to tackle the menace of killer-herdsmen in some parts of the State.

The squad comprises the Nigeria Police, Nigerian Army, Directorate of Security Service (DSS), as well as the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Abiodun, in his address disclosed that the vehicles equipped with communication gadgets were to be used for patrol where the farmers and herders’ clashes were grossly affected in the three local governments namely: Imeko-Afon, Yewa North and Yewa South Local Government Areas.

He, however, assured the residents of the state adequate protection from the government and urged them to support the security operatives in the discharge of their duties.

However, while handing over the keys to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in Charge of Operation, Ahmed Tijani Abdullahi on behalf of the agencies, Abiodun charged them to flush out bad elements terrorizing the areas.

He warned that by the time they begin operations, Ogun State would become hell for the criminals, emphasizing that equipping the taskforce with necessary working tools was more important than setting it up.

The governor also admonished the people of the state to stop ascribing any ethnic nationality to crime, but rather address and treat criminals with the appropriate provisions of the law.

He also revealed that personnel of the South West Security Networks (SWSN) code named ‘Amotekun’ would soon be deployed to reinforce the operational base of the JSIS.

4 COMMENTS

  1. This is meant for the writer of the above report Adegoke Adeleye and PMNews. The report is a typical example of irresponsible journalism. The title of your article says something different from the content. You are being mischievous, probably intentionally to lure people to read your gabbage write-up, but what you have done is paint a whole tribe of Fulani group of people as killers with your caption “Killer Herdsmen in trouble” What happened to using a title like “Criminals in trouble un Ogun State etc” because the last I checked it is not only herdsmen committing all the crimes in Ogun State. What is baffling is that even within your report, there is the statement that “The governor also admonished the people of the state to stop ascribing any ethnic nationality to crime, but rather address and treat criminals with the appropriate provisions of the law.” you still went ahead to tag a whole tribe. Sometimes i just wonder why all of a sudden, Fulani tribe are the biggest problem that people are concentrating on in Nigeria. By the way before you start thinking foolishly, I am bona fide Yoruba, from Ogun State, Egba Molishabi to the core. The difference between me and you half illiterate educated ones who cannot see beyond their noses is that it is true that there are many problems in Nigeria but tagging a whole tribe as being the only problem is erroneous.

  2. This is to Adegoke Adeleye and PMNews. The report is a typical example of irresponsible journalism. The title of your article says she different from the content. You are being mischievous, probably intentionally to lure people to read your cabbage write-up, but what you have done is to paint a whole tribe, group of people as killers with your caption “Killer Herdsmen in trouble” What happened to using “Criminals in trouble” because the last I checked it is only herdsmen committing all the crimes in Ogun State, even with the statement that “The governor also admonished the people of the state to stop ascribing any ethnic nationality to crime, but rather address and treat criminals with the appropriate provisions of the law.” you still went ahead to tag a whole tribe. Sometimes o just wonder. By the way before you start thinking foolishly, I am Yoruba, from Ogun State, bona fide, I am different from people like you half illiterate educated who cannot see beyond their noses.

    • Ola, I don’t believe you’re what you called yourself. You’re one of the primitive Fulanis. Adegoke has said it all, your people, the murderous Fulanis should be sent back to where ever they came from. They are animals, and they should be treated as such.

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