Suspected Armed Herdsmen Kill 3 In Oyo State

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IGP Mohammed Adamu

*2 of the hoodlums are in police net – PPRO 


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


It was confusion galore  in parts of Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State as suspected armed herdsmen invaded some villages and killed three farmers.
New Nigerian learnt that as a result of the invasion of the villages by the armed herdsmen, scores of the villagers fled their homes into the bush to escape the onslaught
According to sources in the villages, those killed by the rampaging armed herdsmen said to be Fulani Bororos are Ope Babalola from Babalola village, Waheed Ganiyu from Oniganna village, and Yemi Sunday Osuolale from Eguntola village.
Our Correspondent gathered that the suspected armed herdmen in the early hours of Sunday invaded three villages in the local government  attacking residents in the villages.
The attack  sources said,  caught the villagers unawares resulting in confusion as the armed herdsmen launced fiercy attack on the villagers leaving three of the villagers dead .
According to sources ,the armed herdsmen during the invasion  attacked and  raided Ikereku, Pade, Olanla and Babalola villages while the villagers later arrested four of the suspected armed herdsmen  and had since been handed them over to Moniya Divisional Police station.

Confirming the incident, the Lawmaker representing Akinyele Constituency 1in the Oyo House of Assembly  Hon. Ayotunde Fatokun tasked security agencies in the state to ensure the culprits were brought to book.

Conracted, Oyo state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), SP Gbenga Fadeyi said men of the command have arrested two suspects in connection with the attack on the villages.
“Unknown suspected hoodlums attacked the Eegbo village of 2 settlement at Olanla where three persons died. Police responded to distress calls, two persons were arrested and tactical Police teams were deployed and are still combing the area for more arrest. Credible information is being sought from the people

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