The Police have arrested six suspected Fulani herdsmen that abducted the former secretary to the government of the federation, Olu Falae.
According to Vanguard reports, the kidnappers were arrested in Ekiti and Niger States.
Sources close to the arrest disclosed that the suspects were picked up in these locations following a tip off as their identities match those that reportedlt kidnapped the elder statesman.
Falae was kidnapped weeks ago by suspected herdsman on his farmland located at llado in Akure north council of Ondo state.
He was said to have been freed after his family reportedly paid his abductors N5 million as ransom but the police had faulted the family’s claim saying no ransom was paid while his family still insisted that the former presidential candidate of Alliance for Democracy in 1999 gained his freedom after the payment of the ransom.
The herdsmen not done with the first attack were said to have overran the farmland for the second time destroying properties in its wake.
It was learnt that rampaging herdsmen came into the farm at 2am that fateful day and destroyed over one kilometer of maize planation with their cows. This new incident happens barely two weeks after they held Falae and his workers hostage.
This latest incident prompted the former minister of finance to alert the police. It was learnt that the police mounted surveliance in the farmald and had been searching for the fleeing suspected Fulani herdsmen.