In weekend attacks, herdsmen kill 3 in Ondo, 4 in Ogun
By Kola Sadiku
At least seven persons were killed in Ondo and Ogun States over the weekend, Irohinoodua learnt on Monday.
The farmers were killed by herdsmen at Ijugbere forest in Owo Local Government of Ondo State and Agon-Ojodu in the Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The farmers killed in Ogun State were murdered a few hours after a delegation of the Ogun State Government visited the area. The incidence in Ondo State took place on Saturday.
An aide of the Ondo State Governor Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu confirmed the killings, Mr Akin Olotu, confirmed the incident. He said the killings have further confirmed that those blaming Governor Akeredolu for quitting illegal occupants of Ondo forests were wrong. But the State police command through its Public Relations Officer Mr Tee- Leo Ikoro, said he was awaiting full briefing.
In Ogun State the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had visited the affected communities to appeal for restrain. Irohinoodua heard that he appealed to youths in the area to allow peace to reign promising that the police would not allow any act of lawlessness. He was also said to have urged the people residents in the area not to take laws into their hands. He later visited the Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle.
Soon after he left, the herdsmen invaded Agbon-Ojodu in Eseluland set it ablaze and killed two people. The traditional ruler of the community, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi lamented that the farmers were killed even when unprovoked.