From the information gathered, the herdsmen with thousands of cows were sighted by the youths, who mobilised and stopped them from entering the area.
It was said that the herdsmen were migrating from Iseyin in Oyo State to Lokoja in Kogi State when they were accosted.
Similarly, another group of herdsmen who said that they were passing through Ajase-Ipo en route Lokoja in Kogi State were also escorted out of Offa by security agent to prevent attack on them.
Babawale Afolabi, who is the Public Relations officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Kwara State Command,said the leader of the herders, who identified himself as Mohamadu, said they were migrating to Lokoja to join their families.
He said that efforts of men and officers of the NSCDC saved the breakdown of law and order in the two communities earlier in the day.
In a statement by Mr Afolabi he said that, “The NSCDC personnel (arms squad) from Offa accosted them at Igbawere (Offa Local Government Area) and interacted with the Bororo leader, Alhaji Muhammodu, who informed the personnel that they are heading to Lokoja via Ajase-lpo.