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SAD!! Fulani Herdsmen Strikes Again, Kills Four 24 Hours After Attacks On Ogun Community.
There was tension in Ogun State as suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded some villages in Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun State on Friday night.
Four persons were said to have been killed, and many, including children sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The attack came barely 24 hours after many were said to have been killed in Owode Ketu, an incident that was described as a reprisal to the burning of Fulani settlement during the visit of Sunday Igboho to Eggua.
A source told our correspondent that the suspected herdsmen stormed Orile-Igbooro to shoot and set houses on fire.
“Presently at Orile-Igbooro, Fulani headsmen are attacking the people of the community. They are burning the houses and shooting the villagers presently,” the source said anonymously on Friday night.
We gathered that the lawmaker representing Ketu constituency at the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Haruna Egungbohun, said the situation was getting out of hand.
Speaking with our correspondent around 11pm on Friday, Egungbohun said, “it’s true, the killer herdsmen have attacked again this night. This is becoming unbearable.”
Egungbohun said “we have called the police to come to our aid but we have not got help yet.”
The lawmaker disclosed that he has also contacted the Ogun State Government for help.
“We are calling and begging Mr Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to use his good office to strengthen security measures in Ketu land,” it was said.
Our correspondent gathered that the attackers also went to Oja-Odan, all in Yewa North to attack residents.
When contacted for updates on Saturday morning, Hon. Egungbohun said, “We have recovered four dead bodies so far. We are still searching for others. Those who sustained injuries are many. We have not got any help from any security agency or government.”
According to reports, Gov Abiodun recently said he had deployed a task force to Ogun West to forestall further attacks on the people of the border communities.
Recall that that some youths under the auspices of Yewa North Patriotic Forum had issued a seven-day ultimatum to killer herdsmen in Yewa North to vacate the area.
Efforts to get the reaction of the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, were unsuccessful as calls to his phone were not answered as of Saturday morning.
Divisional Police Officer at Igbon Police Station in the Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State, Ayodeji Adepoju, allegedly shot and injured a member of the Oyo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun on Friday.
The DPO, it was learnt, ordered the arrest of two operatives of the Amotekun Corps for arresting herdsmen whose cattle were grazing on the farm in Gambari, allegedly destroying crops in the process.
The aggrieved farmer was said to have reported the case to Amotekun in the area and the herdsmen were arrested.
But some of the herdsmen were said to have reported the case to the DPO who ordered the arrest of the two Amotekun operatives, Jenyo and Olatunji Mayowa, who were investigating the case.
It was gathered that the DPO said the Amotekun was not set up to arrest herdsmen but to go after armed robbers.
The unit Commander of Amotekun in the area, Araoye Amoo, was said to have gone to the police station with his men to secure the release of the two officials.
He was discussing with the station guard when the DPO stormed out of his office and reportedly collected a gun from a policeman and shot one of the Amotekun men in the leg.
The DPO repeatedly claimed that he overheard the Amotekun corps say they were coming to the station to kill him.
The unit commander said one of the Amotekun corps who escaped from the scene was pursued and disarmed.
Araoye said the police checked and discovered that the gun which was forcefully collected from the Amotekun was not even loaded.
The unit commander, in a video said all the guns which his men carried to the station were not loaded because they did not go there to fight but to secure the release of those arrested.
The Amotekun commandant in Oyo State, Col Olayinka Olayanju (retd), confirmed the incident to our correspondent, adding that the injured Amotekun official had been taken to the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.
He said, “The DPO arrested and detained our men that arrested herdsmen. The unit commander led some of his people there to ask for the release of his men but the DPO was said to have shot them. One of them was injured and he is on admission at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, later said in a statement that the Fulani READ IT ALL HERE:OYO DPO Goes Gaga!! Shoots Amotekun Officer For Arresting Fulani Herdsmen.
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