Reports of Fulani gunmen attacking travellers on Osun highway not true – Police

WorldStage NewsOnline—-The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Osun State Command has dismissed reports that a truckload of gunmen, suspected to be Hausa-Fulani had on May 5, attacked travellers on the Ife-Ilesha highway.

The spokesman of the command, DSP. Folashade Odoro, said such an incident never took place.

He described the report, trending on social media as fictitious and a figment of the imagination of those peddling it.

According to her, there has never been any incident of Hausa-Fulani attack in Osun.

“We don’t have anything like Fulani or Hausa-Fulani attacks in Osun State. Reporters should be mindful of what they report.”

Odoro, however, confirmed the release of Prof. Yinka Adegbehingbe, a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife, who was abducted on May 5.

She said that the teacher was released on May 6 but gave no further details on the release.

Adegbehingbe was reported to have been abducted by gunmen at Apomu community along the Ife-Ibadan highway on his way to Ile-Ife.

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