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JUST IN: Fear grips Ibadan residents as schools shut down over alleged influx, invasion by suspected Fulani herders

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All schools in Ido Local Government area of Oyo State on Thursday hurriedly dispersed their pupils following a report that crisis broke out among some people in the area.

Though, no life was lost while the crisis lasted, it was learnt that some herders had invaded some villages in the local government.

The local government shares boundary with Ibarapa North and East local government areas where some bandits believed to be Fulani herders invaded Igangan killing people and burning houses and vehicles.

It was gathered that there was a crisis when some strangers invaded some villages in the local government.

All schools including Public and private secondary and primary schools asked their pupils to go home immediately after lunch break, a decision they said was taken to prevent abduction of their pupils.

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Schools in the community said they got information that some armed Fulani herders invaded some villages within the community, especially at Omi Adio in Ido local government.

To avoid being attacked, residents of the area ran helter skelter. It was also gathered that some residents living at Ido town, Camp settlement, Odebode, Idi Igbaro, Shehu, Olunde, Gbopa, Araromi, Akufo and others vacated their villages.

All schools in the local government were closed down immediately.

Residents of Ibadan metropolis especially those living at Akinyele, Ona Ara, Oluyole, Monatan, Akobo, have been living in palpable fear following the alleged influx of foreign herders into Ibadan metropolis.

On Wednesday night, repeated gunshots were heard in some places.

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But, as at the time of filing this report, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso, is still yet to react to the development.

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