- Residents of Orin-Ekiti in Ido/Osi local government area of Ekiti have cried out over the invasion of their lands by bandits
- The residents claimed that the gunmen hoisted flags in some areas and also destroyed a lot of their farmlands
- The police command in the area have claimed ignorance of the development but promised the indigenes that they will begin an investigation into the issue
Indigenes and residents of the Orin-Ekiti in Ido/Osi local government area of Ekiti state have cried out over what they described as the invasion of their community by some bandits who also hoisted flags in some strategic positions.
Apart from claiming that the gunmen have taken over parts of the area, the terrified residents during their protest on Wednesday, December 18, claimed that the bandits with sophisticated weapons destroyed not less than 70 farmlands.
According to Bamidele Fasuyi, Onikare of Orin-Ekiti, who led the protest on Wednesday, the bandits are aiming at driving the indigenes out from their homelands, having killed one of them earlier in 2019.
Fasuyi added: “They are imposing some curfew in this town because our youths can’t go to farm freely and the government has not been doing something. Several hectares of land have been destroyed. They operate with AK 47 at night.”
However, the spokesperson of the police command in the state, Abutu Sunday, claimed ignorance of the development when questioned about it by newsmen but stated that security officials will commence investigation and surveillance on the issue soon.
On his part, Muyiwa Olumilua, commissioner for information, admitted that he is aware of the protests but knows nothing about the hoisting of flags by the suspects.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that tragedy struck in Kogi state on Friday, November 29, when two officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were ambushed by unknown gunmen.
The gunmen killed one of the officers while the other was left critically wounded.
Legit.ng gathered that a statement issued on Saturday, November 30, by the corps spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, said the incident happened around 1.50pm while the officers were on their way to Lagos for an official assignment.
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