Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan
There was pandemonium in Saki town, Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State on Tuesday after suspected Fulani herdsmen killed the Officer-in-charge of the Special Anti Robbery Squad in Saki Area of the Oyo State Police Command, Sheu Magu, and a member of his team.
The deceased were said to have died as a result of machete injuries sustained in the hands of the herdsmen during an operation in a forest around Saki-Ogboro.
Two weeks ago, Commissioner of Police in the state, Abiodun Odude, held a peace meeting with herdsmen, farmers and leaders of the agrarian communities of the state in the command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan.
Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said four suspects who were connected to the crime had been arrested.
A source who preferred anonymity told our correspondent that the SARS men had arrested some suspected Fulani herdsmen for disturbing public peace but they were ambushed by another group of herdsmen.
The source said another victim of the attack, simply identified as Ademola was receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital in Saki. (Punch)