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Operatives of the Oyo State Security Network, Amotekun Corps, have arrested gunmen suspected to be herdsmen heading to Igangan community in the Ibarapa North local government area of the state.

They were picked in a truck loaded with guns and other dangerous weapons.

According to a statement by the Chairman of the Amotekun Corps in the state, Ajibola Kunle Togun, the truck with registration number TUR30ZY, was heading towards the town on Tuesday when his men led by Gbenga Olanrewaju, intercepted it and during a search, 25 guns, knives and 10 dogs were discovered.

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“The Oyo State Amotekun, Ido unit, led by Gbenga Olanrewaju, made the arrest. They are suspected herdsmen in possession of about 25 dane guns and other dangerous weapons, as well as 10 dogs were discovered. The suspects have been handed over to the police for further interrogation,” Togun said.

The Igangan area has been in the news in the past few days following a clash between supporters of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, and herdsmen in a Fulani settlement which led to the killing of two people while property worth millions of naira were destroyed.

The crisis further escalated when Igboho issued an ultimatum to herdsmen to leave Ibarapaland after accusing them of being behind series of kidnappings, rape and other crimes in the area.

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