Herdsmen attack Ekiti community, kill 2, injure 3

Fulani Herdsmen
Fulani Herdsmen

Two persons have been reportedly killed  and three others were macheted by suspected herdsmen  at Iyemero Ekiti, in Ikole local government area of Ekiti State at the early hours of Monday.

The attack which displaced many people from their residences were said to have carried out by some invaded at the  farmstead in Eda at midnight in the early hours of Monday.

Sources said one of the two who died was Mr.  Danjuma Ali, a Muslim farmer while the identity of the second person, whose bodies had been deposited in the morgue of the General hospital, Ikole Ekiti is unknown as at the time of this report.

Those undergoing Medicare at the emergency section of the Federal Teaching Hospital, FETHI, Ido Ekiti include: Mrs Jennifer Akoko, Joseph Achebe and one other victim.

The source said: “It  has happened  again  today, it has been a recurrent killing.  Some herders called Bororo stormed the farmstead and  shot these innocent people.

“They came around 1 am and were there till dawn. Our farmers are all afraid to go to  their farmsteads.

They all rushed to the palace of  Oba Ebenezer Agboola Ogungbemi, the Olu of Iyemero Ekiti to take refuge.

“We are mourning today at Iyemero, we are not happy about this incident and the government must do something about it”, the source said.

The Olu of Iyemero, Oba Ogungbemi and  Olu-In-Council, restated their calls for establishment of a police station in the town to curb these vampires.

The monarch, who spoke through the palace spokesman, Chief Ariyo Abejide, said there was urgent need for the teeming population of farmers in this farmstead to be protected and secured by the security agencies from another seemingly and imminent attacks and onslaught from the marauders.

“These Fulani herders stormed the community through the border of Iyemero at Eruku in kwara state. This makes Iyemero  a porous exit and entrant, which portend dangers and insecurity to the community, Ikole local government and the state in general”.

Oba Ogungbemi urged the residents to be peaceful and  called for immediate intervention of the state government in this regard.

Also, the head of security and community vigilante group, Chief Jimoh Eshikin called  on the state government to empower the village hunters, in order to assist the security agents in effective Security surveillance and patrol.

When called, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said he has not been briefed about the matter.

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