By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Sunday directed the state’s Ministry of Health to take over the medical bills of all those injured during the early Saturday invasion of Alafara community in Ibadan .
According to the Executive Assistant to the Governor Seyi Makinde on Security, CP Sunday Odukoya (rtd), the governor has also promised to pay compensation to those whose cows were killed during the gunmen attack .
Speaking after leading Oyo state government delegation to the Alafara Community, CP Odukoya (rtd) said when the gunmen attack was reported to Governor Makinde, he immediately directed the Ministry of Health to take over the treatment of the victims and that the government will compensate owners of all the cows killed by the gunmen.
“His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, on receiving the report of the incident, immediately deployed a team that worked with me to look at the situation.We have since briefed His Excellency and he has also directed that the medical bills of the injured persons be fully picked by the government,” he said.
Disclosing that traditional rulers and Chiefs in the area are now collaborating with security agencies to get to the bottom of the situation, the Executive Assistant to the governor said Oyo state government has offered to compensate the owners of the cattle killed by the gunmen
It will be recalled that some suspected gunmen in the early hours of Saturday invaded the area and killed a number of cows, while leaving some others injured with the Oyo State Police Command, through the Eleyele Divisional Police Officer immediately mobilised to the scene and announced that its operatives were on the trail of the perpetrators, as investigations continued.
The Oyo State Police Command in statement late Saturday said the gunmen attack at Alafara Community had nothing to do with Yoruba/Hausa-Fulani clash, andb that relative peace has been restored to the area.