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Fulani herdsmen kill SARS boss in Saki

 

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed the Officer-in-charge of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Saki, Oyo State.

The officer, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, was said to have been macheted to death by the herdsmen during an operation in a forest around Saki-Ogboro Road in the Oke Ogun area of the state.

The incident is coming barely two weeks after the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abiodun Odude and other top officers of the Command held a peace meeting between farmers and herdsmen in the state.

Anonymous sources said a combined team of police officers and men of SARS in the area had arrested some herdsmen for disturbing public peace a day earlier. The cops were however ambushed by another gang of herdsmen during another attempt to arrest two other suspects.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu who confirmed the incident said four suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of the officer.

He, however, added that the Command has commenced an investigation on the incident while assuring people in the area to remain law-abiding and calm.

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