Suspected Fulani herdsmen ambush, shoot woman in Ogun

Femi Adeleke
Abeokuta
A woman, Morenikeji Salami was attacked in an ambush by suspected Fulani herdsmen along Oru – Awa road in Ijebu North Local Government Area of the Ogun state.
The victim was reportedly going to her site when some Fulani herdsmen laid ambush for her and opened fire on her vehicle.
The woman was later hit by the bullets which shattered her jaw and removed one of her fingers.
The attack on the woman was recorded in a short video which had gone viral on Saturday.
Salami ran into some herds and attempted to make a quick escape, but was caught at the point and was attacked.
In the over four minutes video clip being circulated on social media platforms, the woman, battling pains, was seen being treated in an hospital.
The victim was said to have been taken to a few hospitals, including the state-owned Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), but, was denied treatment by the hospital.
Salami said she had to travel to Lagos state hospital, Ikeja before she could get treatment.
When contacted to confirm the report, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the police had arrested three suspected Fulani herders in connection to the attack.
Oyeyemi disclosed that, the incident incident occurred on Monday, January 11.
The PPRO said the suspects are currently being interrogated at the at the Command’s headquarters, in Eleweran, Abeokuta.
According to him, the Fulani herders who committed the crime had left their cattle on the spot and bolted away.
Oyeyemi said the police upon receipt of the information stormed the area and held the cattle hostage on the spot.
“Around 10pm, three Fulani men came to the spot with the aim of taking away the cattle. The police apprehended then three of them. They have been transferred to the State Police Headquarters at Eleweran as I am talking to you.
“They have strong connection to the crime. If not, why will they run away and left the cattle, then  returned at night when they believed nobody would be round to challenge them,” Oyeyemi said.

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