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Fears As Herdsmen Allegedly Kill Three Persons, Burn Houses In Ondo



File photo: Fulani herdsman with firearm

The Ondo State chapter of the Southwest Security Network codenamed Operation Amotekun has said it is investigating a farmer/herder crisis in a community in the state.

Reports had revealed that a group of herders today killed no fewer than three residents of a community in the Ose Local Government Area of the state.

Naija News gathered that the herders attacked Molege village and razed farmlands over the refusal of villagers to allow their cattle graze in the community.

The herders, according to reports, came in their numbers to set the village and the farms on fire.

Some residents are said to have fled their homes in fear of being killed by the assailants.

However, the State Amotekun Commander, Chief Adeleye Adetunji, said security men have been deployed to the area and normalcy has been restored to the community.

Adetunji added that while his men were on their way to the village, the attackers opened fire on the Amotekun operatives.

We are trying to find out who they are as an adequate investigation is ongoing. We urge the people of the community to come back to their homes as peace has returned to the village,” the Amotekun boss said.

Adetunji, however, could not confirm if there were casualties or not during the forceful invasion of the village by the attackers.

Meanwhile, a Zamfara State local vigilante group popularly known as Yan Sakai have reportedly killed no fewer than eleven people suspected to be bandits.

Naija News learnt that the once proscribed group in the state executed seven suspected informants in the Gada community, Bungudu Local Government Area.

Four other suspects including a woman were reportedly executed at a GSM market in Kaura Namoda town.

According to Daily Trust, the suspects were arrested, summarily and extra-judicially executed following days of an intensive manhunt for the informants by the vigilantes after a deadly attack on Gada community during which the district head and five other people were killed and dozens of residents including women and children were abducted.

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