Three herdsmen were on Friday arrested in Ekiti State for allegedly barricading the highway and robbing commuters of their possession.
Those arrested were: Usman Ibrahim, Ali Salisu and Sidikia Manbagri.
The bandits were alleged to have mounted a 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 robbers, some members of the public had called the police emergency security lines, which had prompted the policemen to rush to the scene to arrest the men of the underworld.
A police source 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 two of them, Usman Ibrahim and Ali Salisu on the spot, while the remaining three fled into the bush.
Upon combing the bush for the fleeing suspects, another suspect, named Sidikia Manbagri, was arrested. Our men are still in the bush to find the remaining two suspects.”