BY LEVI JOHNSON
Nigeria Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba on Saturday ordered the police operatives from his Abuja office who stormed Kwara State for the arrest of a traditional chief and eight others over alleged destruction of Fulani camp.
Restive youths of Odo Owa at Irepodun local government area in Kwara state had Saturday allegedly engaged operatives from the Inspector General of Police officers who came to arrest a traditional chief and eight others.
In the end, the Police team succeeded in arresting the traditional chief, eight others and six of the youths who repelled the attacks.
Vanguard reports that the visit by the IGP team was instigated by an alleged Cell break in Iloffa Police station about three weeks ago whereby six suspects arrested in connection with the burning of the Herdsmen Camp were set free by the hoodlums.
Some youth who escaped with bullet wounds were said to have been taken to traditional homes to remove the bullets, a source said on Saturday evening.
Multiple sources said that the police team stormed the two Communities in the wee hours of Saturday to pick up the suspects who allegedly participated in the destruction and burning of Fulani camps in Kajola, Odo-Owa, and a Hotel in Omu-Aran in April this year.
As a result of the arrest, the traditional markets in Iloffa, headquarter of Oke-Ero local government council, and its neighbouring Community, Odo-Owa could not hold on Saturday.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that the operatives first went to the house of a TIC member of Oke-Ero local government who was not at home before they proceeded to arrest the Chief and another youth in the town.