Fulani Herdsmen Kill Four In Ogun Community After Visit By Police Commissioner, Others

No fewer than four persons were reportedly killed by suspected killer herdsmen on Sunday evening at Agbon-Ojodu, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The suspected herdsmen were said to have attacked Ebute Igbooro, killing four persons and setting properties ablaze on their trail.

This was after about six persons were hacked to death and some thrown into a river in Owode Ketu on Thursday.

It was gathered that the latest attack on Sunday came a few hours after a delegation of the Ogun State Government left the area.

The delegation, led by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuape, and his counterpart in the Ministry of Information and Strategy, Waheed Odusile, visited the affected areas in company with the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, where they promised to secure lives and property.

However, the visit, it was gathered, did not stop the criminals from wreaking another havoc on residents of Agbon and Asa, killing, maiming and burning houses.

They reportedly invaded the areas in the evening, setting ablaze some houses and killing four villagers.

A member of the Ogun State House of Assembly representing the area, Haruna Egungbohun, has confirmed the incident.

Egungbohun said, “Fulani herdsmen killed four people along Agbon Road immediately the Commissioner of Police, Commissioner for Local Government and Commissioner for Information left the area.”

According to him, people ran to avoid being killed by the killer herdsmen during and after the incident.

Meanwhile, Eselu of Iselu, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, who also confirmed the incident, warned that if the killing of his people did not stop, he might lead an attack against the criminals.

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