Four reportedly killed as herdsmen attack Ogun communities

There was tension in Ogun State as suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded some villages in Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun State on Friday night.

Four persons were said to have been killed, and many, including children sustained varying degrees of injuries.

The attack came barely 24 hours after many were said to have been killed in Owode Ketu, an incident that was described as a reprisal to the burning of Fulani settlement during the visit of Sunday Igboho to Eggua.

A source told Daily Post's correspondent that the suspected herdsmen stormed Orile-Igbooro to shoot and set houses on fire.

“Presently at Orile-Igbooro, Fulani headsmen are attacking the people of the community. They are burning the houses and shooting the villagers presently,” the source said anonymously on Friday night.

The lawmaker representing Ketu constituency at the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Haruna Egungbohun, said the situation was getting out of hand.

Egungbohun said, “it’s true, the killer herdsmen have attacked again this night. This is becoming unbearable.”

Egungbohun said “we have called the police to come to our aid but we have not got help yet.”

The lawmaker disclosed that he has also contacted the Ogun State Government for help.

“We are calling and begging Mr Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to use his good office to strengthen security measures in Ketu land,” it was said.

It was gathered that the attackers also went to Oja-Odan, all in Yewa North to attack residents.



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