Ogun community accuses herdsmen of killing hunters

Residents of Okun-Owa community in the Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State has accused herdsmen of killing two hunters.

The community wrote a Save-Our-Soul letter to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, urging the governor to do the needful to protect lives and properties of the people.

The letter which was signed by the leader of the community, Asiwaju Sina Ogunbambo, reads partly, “On Saturday, March 6, 2021, there was a tragedy at Oko Agerige farm in Okun-Owa.

“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.

“According to sources that were at the scene, there were bullets lodged on the bodies of the deceased; cow dungs and footprints were also found.

“This made them to conclude the perpetrators were herdsmen.”

To further buttress his claim, Ogunbambo added that “just today, Tuesday March 9, 2021, a video post is widely circulating now  of a man who received machete cuts before Okun – Owa and Odogbolu junction on Sagamu-Benin Expressway.

“Our dynamic Governor should as a matter of urgency do the needful to protect our lives and properties.

“The state Police Public Relations Officer in the  state ,Abimbola Oyeyemi said the hunters were killed in the course of searching for some people that were kidnapped in the forest.”


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