No fewer than 100 Fulani herdsmen including women and children loaded in truck have been intercepted by the Chairman of Yagba West local government council Hon. Pius Kolawole in collaboration with security agencies. It was gathered that they were intercepted on Saturday afternoon at about 12 noon when a truck Fulani herdsmen to come and settle in Okunran, a community in the remote area of Yagba west local government council.
In a press statement issued and signed by the media assistance to the local government chairman, Mr. Eniola Olayemi alleged that the local government authorities returned over 100 Fulani in a truck moving to Okunran Illegally to settle without a clear mission.
The statement added that Pius Kolawole took security issue serious since he assume office adding that he held series of meetings as regards the invasion of Yagba West by the Fulani herdsmen that were intercept on Saturday and escorted loaded truck with Fulani out of the Local Government with the support of Security Agencies. He said the Fulani were handed over to the DPO of Eruku for them to be further escorted out of their community .
Also speaking on the issue on Sunday, the Special Adviser on Media to the Chairman, Hon. Toba Abraham disclosed to that the truck was intercepted on Saturday. He mentioned that immediately, the chairman took action with other security agents in making sure that they were returned back to where they were coming from.
Some of the state officials who assisted in the repatriation were the Commissioner of Pension Commission, Hon. Solomon Adebayo, Hon Tunji Aro, the Chief of Staff, Hon Tosin Rowland, Supervising Councilor Agriculture and Natural Resources Hon Kayode Abolaji, Supervising Councilor Health Hon Abiodun Ayara, DSO and DSS official were all on ground to ensure the safety of Yagba West local government council.