Police in Ogun State have deployed a special squad to the Yewa area of the state to stop the attacks and counter attacks between herders and farmers.

The State Police Command Spokesman, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known while speaking with our correspondent on the crisis in the area.

Mr. Oyeyemi hinted that the situation was under control and noted that the special squad including members of all the tactical units in the command.

The police command spokesman confirmed the reprisal attack on the herdsmen where three of them were killed following an earlier midnight attack on a village in Yewa area of the state.

Meanwhile, the National Association of Seadogs, NAS, Ogun State Chapter, has condemned in the strongest terms the brazen invasion of local communities in Ogun State by armed herdsmen.

The association then called on the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to move beyond rhetoric into the realm of actions to stem the tide.

According to a statement by the capon on the association the Mr. Steve Oniyide, the association views the attacks on local communities, especially in the Yewa area of Ogun State by herders, who displaced indigenes and visited homes and properties with wanton destruction with serious concern.

Mr. Oniyide said the escalating onslaught in the Southwestern region of the country in recent times is no longer acceptable.

The association, while recalling the various incidents in other states of the country, urged the government and its security arms to rise in defence of the people they swore to protect to prevent the people from being forced to resort to self-help which could further complicate the fragile peace in the country.

Mnt/Babatunde Tiamiyu

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