About 25 herdsmen suspected to be robbers and kidnappers have been apprehended by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Kogi Police Command.
They are reported to be those robbing and kidnapping people in Osara-Lokoja Expressway, disguising as herdsmen, the Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, said.
Inalegwu commended the Commander of SARS, Bimbo Oyewole and his operatives, who stormed the hideout of the Fulani herdsmen at Itobe and Adogo axis of Ajaokuta Local Government Area.
The suspects, NAN reports, had June 3, 2017 attacked a passenger bus along the Osara-Lokoja and took some of the female passengers to their hideout in the bush.
They rapped the female passengers and also collected N500,000 as ransom.
They kidnapped and robbed another set of bus passengers along the Kabba-Shoko road and held the passengers for three days, collected N1 million as ransom and raped the female victims.
Inalegwu further revealed that the Fulani kidnappers and robbers masquerading as herdsmen also abducted a man in Okene. They took the sum of N400,000 from the victim and held him for seven days before he was released.