Ekiti State Police Command on Friday arrested three suspected Herdsmen in Ekiti State for allegedly barricading the highway and robbing commuters.
Those arrested were identified as, Usman Ibrahim, Ali Salisu and Sidikia Manbagri.
The bandits were alleged to have mounted roadblock along Usho Road in Ise Ekiti, in Ise/Orun Council area of Ekiti State and robbed motorists with guns and other dangerous weapons.
It was reliably gathered from residents of the town that five suspected herders started the highway raid at about 10am, where they terrorized the people and dispossessed them of their monies and other valuables.
Upon sighting the gun-wielding highway robbers, some members of the public had called the police emergency security lines , who rushed to the scene to arrest the men of the undeworld.
When contacted the Ekiti state Police Public Relations Officer Sunday Abutu who confirmed the arrest said “Information reached the police at about 10.15am that five herdsmen mounted roadblock along Usho Road in Ise Ekiti terrorizing the road users with dangerous weapons like daggers and cutlasses.
“A police patrol team swung into action and arrested three of them while others fled the scene.