Friday 20th October, 2017
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Kwara community denies influx of Boko Haram members

Kwara community denies influx of Boko Haram members

MEMBERS of Agbeyangi community in Ilorin East Local Gov­ernment Area of Kwara State on Sunday denied a media report that items belonging to suspected Boko Haram terrorists were found in the vil­lage.
 
Ina statement issued by the Alagua of Agbey­angi, Alhaji Aliyu Baba, the community said that the report was untrue, adding that the purport­ed items belonged to some Fulani herdsmen from the North, who were awaiting screening before they could be al­lowed into the area.
 
The AUTHORITY gathered that a national daily yesterday reported that items belonging to some Boko Haram members were found in Agbeyangi
 
According to him, it’s a tradition in the com­munity that herdsmen migrating into the area are subjected to screen­ing before they are al­lowed in.
 
Baba explained that the police authorities were aware of the de­velopment and were in­volved in the screening of the herdsmen because of the state of insecurity in the country.
 
The community head added that stakeholders met on the issue, where they ordered them to leave, adding the devel­opment made the herds­men to comply with the order.
 
Baba therefore urged the media to always cross-check their facts before publishing to avoid anything that could cause panic in the society.

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