Fulani herdsmen rob travellers on Lagos Ibadan Expressway road

A group of Fulani herdsmen on Sunday, January 23, attacked travelers on the busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway, reports say. The herdsmen, about 20 in number, were said to have launched two coordinated attacks on the expressway on Sunday afternoon.

According to The Guardian, many travellers lost valuables and sustained injuries during the ordeal.
The attacks have been confirmed by Ogun State Police Command spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi.
Oyeyemi also told The Guardian that one of the thieves was killed in a gun battle with the police.
The rising number of attacks by Fulani herdsmen in the country has attracted concern and outrage.
The herdsmen have also been blamed for the recent attacks in Southern Kaduna which have reportedly left more than 800 people dead.
President Muhammadu Buhari has been severely criticized for failing to take a definite step towards curbing the activities of the rampaging herdsmen.

Meanwhile, the Fulani herdsmen have been named the 4th deadliest terrorist group in the world by the Global Terrorism Index.

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