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Nigeria Police Deny Alleged Invasion Of Oyo School By Herdsmen

Nigeria Police Deny Alleged Invasion Of Oyo School By Herdsmen
March 31, 2023


The Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has denied an alleged invasion of the Community Secondary School in Alaropo Nla in Orire Local Government Area of the state by herdsmen.

The police said no such incident occurred as reported by the media on Thursday.

It was reported that suspected herdsmen with their cattle invaded the school farm on Thursday morning, injuring some of the school teachers and students who attempted to prevent their cattle from grazing.

The incident was debunked by the command's spokesman, SP Adewale Osifeso, in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan.

According to Osifeso, no such incident occurred at the school and no one was injured as claimed.

He said the herders peacefully grazed their cattle outside the school, and that the alarm raised by people was false.

According to Osifeso, there is peace in the area, and the state is still enjoying the peace that was witnessed during the 2023 general elections.

He stated that the state police commissioner, CP Adebowale Williams, had dispatched the Divisional Police Officer to the area, who confirmed that the incident did not occur and that the area was peaceful and calm.