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Residents Lament As Suspected Herdsmen Kill Three in Ondo


Report says, no fewer than three persons  were reportedly murdered in the farm by herdsmen in Arimogija community, Ose council area of Ondo state.

It was gathered that the victims were a rice farmer, Jacob Odushe his son, Adura and one Victor Ejeh who have been reportedly murdered by Fulani herdsmen.

Meanwhile, it was reported that residents of the community, have fled their houses following the attack by the herdsmen.

According to them, the matter was reported at the police station but no action was taken by the security agencies on the matter.

Speaking with journalists, a resident of the community said 

“the entire community had been living in fear, some of the residents have relocated from the community following the Fulani herdsmen’s attack.

“The Fulani herdsmen have killed three people in this community, in just one week. They killed a rice farmer, Jacob Odushe and his son, Adura this week. They killed another boy, Victor Ejeh.

“The boy’s corpse was found in the bush after a week that he was declared missing. The cuts on his body showed that he was killed by the bandits .

“Again, few days ago, a helicopter was sighted in our community and we later found out that the helicopter brought some arms and ammunition into the bush for the herdsmen to continue in their attack against us.”

"We appeal to the state government to come to our aid. We need serious presence of security agencies in our community. We don’t want to take the law into our hands.”

However, the Special Adviser to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Security Matters, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, confirmed the killings in the community to the newsmen, while he added that the governor had sent some security agents to maintain law and order in the community as they commence investigation.

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