IN SHORT: Online claims that a secondary school in Nigeria was attacked by members of the Fulani ethnic group are false, police say.
The Fulani are a widely dispersed group of mainly Muslim cattle herders, scattered across West Africa.
The post reads in part: “Suspected herdsmen, on Thursday morning, allegedly invaded one of the public secondary schools in Oyo State, injuring students and teachers.”
It says the school is the “Community Grammar School, Alaropo Nla in the Oriire Local Government Area of the state”.
It continues: “The herdsmen, according to an eyewitness account, numbering over twenty, allegedly invaded the school with their cattle and injured some of the students and teachers.”
State police spokesperson denies rumours
On 30 March, the spokesperson for the Oyo state police, Adewale Osifeso, said the news was false.
He said a group of Fulani came to graze their cattle near the school and didn't invade or hurt anyone.
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