The police in Ogun state have arrested three herdsmen for arson and attempted murder in Bamajo village in Ayetoro area of the state on February 18.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that in the early hours of Thursday February 18, the men had attacked the village where they set some houses ablaze and inflicted a deep matchet cut injury on one Ismaila Alabi.
''On receiving the report, the Area commander Ayetoro ACP Anthony Aruna mobilized his men, Hunters and youths to the scene where the entire area was thoroughly combed.
The combing exercise was extended to Igboaje bush where one Musa Yusuf was apprehended with gun and a blood stained cutlass. His arrest led to the arrest of two others namely: Usman Mohammed and Aliyu Abubakar who are strongly believed to be part of those who launched the violence attack.
The injured victim was quickly rushed to general hospital for treatment. ''Abimbola's statement read
The police spokesperson added that the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation. The spokesperson added that the commissioner has ordered a massive manhunt for the rest arsonists with the view to bring them to justice.