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Police Wade in as surfaced video shows Herdsmen Killing driver (watch)
√ Police make clarifications as video of alleged killing by herdsmen in Ogun goes viral
A circulating clip on social space has indicated rampaging killers believed to be Herdsmen shot dead a driver inside his bus.
Traced background voice in footage claimed the shooter is a suspected Fulani Herder within Ibadan – Ijebu -Ode road.
The viral video which surfaced on Saturday has stirred panic among the Ogun neighborhood mainly motorists plying the expressway.
Contrary to public view, Nigerian police in the state have refuted the video in circulation described it as the handiwork of mischief makers.
A video has surfaced on social media, showing a gory image of a driver who appeared to have been shot dead inside his bus by some unknown persons.
A background voice in the video claimed that the man was shot dead by suspected Fulani herdsmen along the Ibadan-Ijebu-Ode road.
The video which went viral on Saturday has been causing panic among residents of Ogun, especially commuters plying the highways.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun state police spokesman while speaking with journalists on Saturday said that ‘no incident like that happened in any part of the state’
In his words; “the video was a deliberate and wicked attempt by some evil-minded persons to cause panic in the minds of the people, by deliberately promoting inter-ethnic hatred and discord online, for reasons best known to them.
“On sighting the video, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, directed the three Area Commanders and all the DPOs in Sagamu, Ijebu Ode and Ogbere to immediately carry out a joint fact-finding patrol of the Ijebu-Ode-Benin expressway up to Ogun State boundary with Ondo state,” Oyeyemi said.
He added that no incident of such was recorded along the road and no victim directly reported to the station or received reliable information in any of the stations or formations in the state.
He, however, advised members of the public to disregard the video making rounds on media and go about their lawful activities without any fear of molestation or harassment.
He also promised to apprehend this behind the mischievous clip.