Teachers and pupils in Alabata villages, Odeda LGA of Ogun State, where Fulani herdsmen allegedly carried out attacks recently, have returned back to school on Monday after police tightened security in the communities.
This is coming after academic activities in the villages were disrupted following several attacks by the herdsmen.
According to findings by schoolworld, police in the state had increased their presence in the communities, with the deployment of the Police Mobile Force and Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Teachers and pupils reportedly stopped going to schools in Alabata villages for fear of being attacked by the Fulani herdsmen.
It was reported that OLG Primary School, Alabata Community High School and six other schools in the area had been deserted since tha attacks reportedly carried out by herdsmen in some parts of the villages.
Suspected herdsmen invaded Seriki village and attacked a seventy-six year old village head, Chief Akanmu Laisi, about a month ago and they were also said to have carried out another attack in Adao village, stabbing a forty-nine year old farmer, Rafiu Showemimo, to death a week ago.
The Ogun state Spokeman for police, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said security had been beefed up in the communities but however, denied that schools were deserted following attacks by herdsmen in the villages.
“The Commissioner of Police has held a security meeting with the villagers, Fulani herdsmen, and resolutions have been made,” Oyeyemi stated.