Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Attack Ogun Villages, Kill Two

There was apprehension in Owode-Ketu and Ijoun villages in the Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State on Thursday as suspected Fulani herdsmen armed with sophisticated weapons invaded the communities and shot dead two persons.

It was gathered that the victims, who were farmers, were ambushed by their assailants on their way to their farms.

The gunmen were said to have emerged from where they were hiding and opened fire on the victims identified as Adebayo Oguntosin and Isiaka Apesin.

Villagers around the place where the incident happened said after killing the farmers, the gun-weilding herdsmen invaded the two villages and started shooting indiscriminately.

The shootings were said to have forced schools, hospitals and other businesses in the villages to shut down while villagers deserted the communities to seek refuge elsewhere until normalcy returned.

The Baale of Owode-Ketu, Rev. Sanya Fabuyi, confirmed the incident. He said the herdsmen invaded the communities with sophisticated weapons, saying the villagers were shocked by the inicident.

He said the villagers ran away while some went into hiding to avoid being seen by the attackers.

He called on the government to improve security in the area to prevent a recurrence of such.

The youth leader of the community, Mr Sina Olaleye, said the herdsmen, who put on bulletproof vests, immediately fled into the forest after the attack.

He said, “The herdsmen invaded the two villages and some of them wore bullet proof vests. They shot indiscriminately and after they were done shooting, they fled into the bush and escaped.”

Recall that there have been reported cases of herdsmen attacks in Yewa North and Imeko Afon local government areas of the state.

Recently, there were outcries that herdsmen who fled Oyo State following the quit notice given to Seriki Fulani in Igangan, Salihu Abdulkadir were trooping to communities in Ogun State.

There was apprehension in Owode-Ketu and Ijoun villages in the Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State on Thursday as suspected Fulani herdsmen armed with sophiticated weapons invaded the communities and shot dead two persons.

It was gathered that the victims, who were farmers were ambushed by their assailants on their way to their farms.

The gunmen were said to have emerged from where they were hiding and opened fire on the victims identified as Adebayo Oguntosin and Isiaka Apesin.

Villagers around the place where the incident happened said after killing the farmers, the gun-weilding herdsmen invaded the two villages and started shooting indiscriminately.

The shootings were said to have forced schools, hospitals and other businesses in the villages to shut down while villagers deserted the communities to seek refuge elsewhere until normalcy returned.

The Baale of Owode-Ketu, Rev. Sanya Fabuyi, confirmed the incident. He said the herdsmen invaded the communities with sophisticated weapons, saying the villagers were shocked by the inicident.

He said the villagers ran away while some went into hiding to avoid being seen by the attackers.

He called on the government to improve security in the area to prevent a recurrence of such.

The youth leader of the community, Mr Sina Olaleye, said the herdsmen, who put on bulletproof vests, immediately fled into the forest after the attack.

He said, ” The herdsmen invaded the two villages and some of them wore bullet proof vests. They shot indiscriminately and after they were done shooting, they fled into the bush and escaped.”

Recall that there have been reported cases of herdsmen attacks in Yewa North and Imeko Afon local government areas of the state.

Recently, there are outcries that herdsmen who fled Oyo State following the quit.notice given to Seriki Fulani in Igangan, Salihu Abdulkadir were trooping to communities in Ogun State.