Ondo State: AK 47 bearing Fulani herdsmen attack village, kill 3, raze houses, flee to Edo

Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Sunday visited Omolege Junction, near Ute in Ose Local Government Area where Ak-47 wielding herdsmen on Thursday night killed three people and razed down buildings in the community.

The governor’s visit is contained in a statement made available on Sunday in Akure by Mr Richard Olatunde, his Chief Press Secretary.

Akeredolu, who commiserated with the people over the incident, particularly the death of the community head, said no government would be happy with the killings of its people.

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

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

He said: “I commiserate with you on the death of your loved ones. May their souls rest in peace. No government will be happy with this kind of development.

“You have to be prepared. 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.

“Those behind this are criminals. Those supporting them are all criminals too. Anyone who commits a crime will answer for it. The police and Amotekun, with other security agencies, will set out and bring them to justice. We will treat them as criminals.

“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 ran to Edo now. But for the houses that were raised down, the government will bring relief materials. We will rebuild the ones that were razed completely.”

* Source: https://cityvoice.ng/akeredolu-to-survivors-of-herdsmen-attack-we-will-track-down-punish-the-criminals/

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