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Ondo community attack: Akeredolu vows to hunt perpetrators


Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Sunday, visited Omolege Junction near Ute in Ose Local Government Area of the state where gunmen suspected to be herdsmen killed three people and razed down buildings in the community overnight.

The governor, who commiserated with the people over the death of their loved ones, particularly the community head, said no government would be happy with the killings of the people.

He visited the scene in the company of the state Commissioner of Police, Oyediran Oyeyemi; Commander of Amotekun Corps, Tunji Adeleye; and some members of the State Executive Council.

Governor Akeredolu, while describing the attack on the community as unfortunate, vowed that concerted efforts would be made to ensure that such an attack does not reoccur in the state.

He said: “These herdsmen are becoming too problematic. We are not sleeping. You can see the police and Amotekun here. With this one, they have done, we will ensure that it is their last evil act here.

“Both the police and Amotekun have briefed me that they were being shot at. But for their boldness and courage, the criminals would have overwhelmed them.

“I want to assure you, don’t be scared. We are still on their track. They have run to Edo now. But for the houses that were razed down, the government will bring relief material. We will rebuild the ones that were razed completely.”

Earlier, the Akarigbo of Ute Land, Chief Felix Olabode, narrated how the ugly incident happened.

The Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) in the area, Folorunso Olofe, said the gunmen were always attacking with AK 47.

 According to the villagers, the gunmen attacked the community following the refusal of the residents to allow the herdsmen to graze on their farms.





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