Heavy weeping as suspected killer herdsmen run riot, kill 3 children, burn houses, crops in Ogun

Heavy weeping as suspected killer herdsmen run riot, kill 3 children, burn houses, crops in Ogun

- The police has confirmed three deaths in an attack on a Yewa North community by suspected killer herders

- DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said those killed in the attack that was carried out overnight were under-aged children

- Nine other people were said to have been injured while several properties were vandalized

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It is weeping galore in Orile Igbooro village in Yewa North local government Area of Ogun state after rampaging hoodlums stormed the community and wreaked havoc.

Channels Television reports that the assailants suspected to be killer herdsmen struck over the night of Saturday, February 13.

The residents were rudely awakened by the attackers who went on to kill three people, injure nine and destroyed several properties that included buildings, crop barns and vehicles.

The incident was confirmed by Ogun state Police Command spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

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According to her, the three people killed by the attackers were under-aged kids.

The reported noted that the attack came just about a day after two people were also reported killed in Owode Ketu area of the same Yewa North local government.

Responding to inquiries about the incident, Governor Dapo Abiodun vowed to explore all necessary legal means get to the bottom of the matter.

The Nation reported that the governor through his media aide, Kunle Somorin and assured that relevant security operatives have been deployed to the troubled community to restore calm and apprehend the attackers.

Suspected killer herdsmen kill 3 children, burn houses, crops in Ogun

Ogun governor, Dapo Abiodun, has vowed to do everything legally possible to bring the attackers to justice. Photo credit: @dabiodunMFR
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In a similar vein, the Amotekun Corps in Ondo state confirmed that some armed assailants suspected to be criminal herdsmen on Wednesday, February 10, killed a farmer identified as Lanre and a member of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria.

According to the report, both men were reportedly shot dead at Ago Sanusi along Ute Road in Owo local government area of the state after laying an ambush for Amotekun officers in the forest.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported earlier that the Miyetti Allah has said it will resist any attempt to evict herdsmen from any part of Nigeria, particularly in the southwest region.

The vow was issued by the association's national secretary Saleh Alhassan.

According to Alhassan, it was unconstitutional for any state in any region of Nigeria to try to evict herdsmen who are also citizens and can settle anywhere that they choose.

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