January 16, 2018

Oyo to prosecute gun-carrying herdsmen

Oyo to prosecute gun-carrying herdsmen

Oyo State Government has warned herdsmen operating in the state to desist from carrying guns and other dangerous weapons.

The government gave the warning in a communiqué issued at the end of the State Inter-Religious/Ethnic Committee meeting in Ibadan on Sunday. Any herdsman caught with guns and dangerous weapons would be treated as criminals and prosecuted accordingly.

OYSIREC was inaugurated by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state on March 9, in Ibadan.

The committee comprised religious, ethnic and community leaders as well as security agents and it is to proffer solutions to ethnic and religious conflicts in the state. It said, “Oyo state government will not tolerate herdsmen carrying guns and other dangerous weapons, anyone who violates this will be prosecuted.” Read more 

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