Fulani herdsmen (file photo)
By Ade Balogun
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Thursday January 6, 2022, struck in Molege, an agrarian community in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, killing three persons in retaliation of dead cows.
The gunmen men, who stormed the area at about midnight immediately set some houses and farms ablaze, claiming that their cows ate poisoned crops and died, hence the need for revenge.
The state Commissioner of Police (CP), Oyeyemi Oyediran, confirmed the attack.
In facr, he led a team of police officers to the area on Friday to assess the level of destruction.
“The CP during his visit to the scene met with the community members, encouraged them, allayed their fears and vowed to arrest and prosecute all those involved in the evil act accordingly,” according to a statement from the command’s spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami.
“CP Oyeyemi immediately deployed men of the special squads and Police Mobile Force personnel to the community to ensure the protection of lives and property in the area.”
The commissioner, however, assured the people of Ondo that the police would continue to protect their lives and property.
He also enjoined residents to give the police genuine information that would help reduce crime in the state.