Armed herdsmen attack Ondo again, kill five
By Bola Owoeye
At least five people were killed in an Ondo Community after Fulani herdsmen invaded Arimogajia in a night attack on Monday. Few days earlier, the armed men had attacked Molege village in the same Ose Local Government sacking the village and displacing the indigenous people.
Our reporter claimed many people in the affected communities have fled while others continue to live in fear and trembling.
Irohinoodua correspondent spoke to community residents who fled, relocating to Akure and other nearby communities following the attacks. Aromogajia is located in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.
“They came in the night and attacked us while we were sleeping. Children and women had to run into the bush. The community is deserted as we speak. We do not know our offense except that we live on our land given to us by God. We wish to live in our own ways and die on our land the way we wish” Ahmed Oluwafemi a native of the community is told our correspondent. The Ondo State Commander of Amotekun, Akogun Adeleye said his men were positioned at Molege village after the initial attack but that when informed about the attack on Aromagigia, they rushed there but the attackers had left. Oluwafemi said the attacks were well coordinated adding the Fulani men came with sophisticated weapons and demonstrated ‘military training’ during the attacks.
Some of those killed in Arimogajia were young men, some of them university graduates. He said,
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the attack saying the police would investigate incident, but did not give details.
“I am yet to get the details from the Divisional Police Officer in the area. I will give the details as soon as I get them,” told a national newspaper.
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