Ogun community writes Gov Abiodun, accuses armed herdsmen of killing village hunters

Ogun community writes Gov Abiodun, accuses armed herdsmen of killing village hunters

- The herdsmen menace in Ogun state has taken a dangerous dimension in recent weeks

- Almost on a daily basis, communities in the state record attacks by the armed herdsmen

- A recent incident in one of the communities have forced the people to write a letter to Governor Dapo Abiodun

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Residents of Okun-Owa community in the Odogbolu local government area of Ogun state have written a letter to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, over the death of two hunters.

According to a report by The Punch, the corpses of the hunters were found on the Oko Agerige farm in Okun-Owa.

The letter was signed by the leader of the community, Asiwaju Sina Ogunbambo.

Ogun community writes Gov Abiodun, accuses armed herdsmen of killing village hunters
Governor Abiodun is yet to officially respond to the letter sent to him by the community. Photo credit: @dabiodunMFR
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Parts of the letter read:

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“Two hunters who did night hunting on Friday, March 5, 2021, did not return home the following day. A search party went to the forest and their shocking discovery was the corpses of the two young men.
“There were bullets lodged on the bodies of the deceased; cow dungs and footprints were also found. This made them conclude the perpetrators were herdsmen.”

Recall that armed herdsmen recently hacked a young woman, Elizabeth Pascal, to death in Ogun state.

The incident happened on Monday, March 1 at CAC Olorunda, Moriwi community of Imeko-Afon local government area of the state.

The deceased was said to have gone to the stream to fetch water for domestic use when she was murdered by the criminals.

Meanwhile, members of a vigilante group, hunters, and some youths have rescued seven people who were kidnapped by armed herdsmen in Akunu, Akoko northeast local government area of Ondo state.

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The vigilantes rescued the kidnapped victims who were said to be travelling to Abuja when they were abducted on Friday, February 26, on Akunu Akoko-Kabba expressway.

The victims were allegedly taken into the bush by their abductors when the hunters and youths of the community stormed the scene which is familiar terrain to them and saved the victims, while one of the kidnappers was killed during a gunfight.

Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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