Suspected Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of today allegedly killed four villagers in Yewa North Local government area of Ogun state.
The victims: Isiaka Apesin, Oguntosin Adebayomi and other two were allegedly killed in an ambush by the killer-herdsmen who attacked the villagers around 5am.
The suspected herdsmen reportedly laid an ambush for the villagers on the Owode Ketu – Ijoun – Tata road and killed them.
Yewa, in Ogun West Senatorial District of Ogun State, has been under attacks by killer-herdsmen who have been laying siege on communities in the District.
A farmer identified as Dele Olowoniyi was four days ago butchered to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen while asleep on his farm settlement at Oha village, Imeko, in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun state.
Confirming the incident, a resident of the village, who simply identified himself as Gbenga told newsmen that two villagers were killed in the ambush by the herdsmen.
He said “herders went to lay an ambush for people in my village, Owode-Ketu around 5 am this morning. Two corpses of locals have been found. Herders laid an ambush for locals on Owode Ketu – Ijoun – Tata Road around 5 am today and killed two.
“Police from Eggua have evacuated the corpses.”
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi could not be reached for a reaction as at the time of filing this report. Meanwhile, two leaders of the All Progressives Congress, Gboyega Nasir Isiaka and Wahab Egungbohun, a lawmaker representing Ketu Constituency (II) in Yewa North of the state, have condemned the incident.
The two men called on the state government to, as a matter of urgency, directed security agencies to the zone in order to stop the crisis.