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2 killed, 3 hospitalised as herdsmen attack Ekiti community

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Two persons were killed by suspected herdsmen while three others sustained injuries at Iyemero-Ekiti in
Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State yesterday.
Residents were displaced from their homes by the assailants who invaded the farmstead at Eda.
One of those killed is Mr. Danjuma Ali, a farmer and Muslim, while the identity of the second person
whose body has been deposited in the morgue of the General Hospital, Ikole-Ekiti is unknown as at the
time of this report.
Those undergoing treatment at the emergency section of the Federal Teaching Hospital, FETHI, Ido-Ekiti
include: Mrs. Jennifer Akoko, Mr Joseph Achebe and one other victim.
The source said: "It has happened again today, it has been a recurrent killing. Some herders stormed the
farmstead and shot these innocent people.
"They came around 1am and were there till dawn. Our farmers are all afraid to go to their farmsteads.
“They all rushed to the palace of Oba Ebenezer Agboola Ogungbemi, the Olu of Iyemero-Ekiti, to take
refuge.
"We are mourning today at Iyemero, we are not happy about this incident and government must do
something about it," the source said.
The Olu of Iyemero restated their call for the establishment of a police station to curb the excesses of
those he described as vampires.

The monarch, who spoke through the palace spokesman, Chief Ariyo Abejide said there is an urgent
need for those in this farmstead to be protected and secured by security agencies from imminent
attacks and onslaught from marauders.
"These Fulani herders stormed the community through the border at Eruku in Kwara State. This makes
Iyemero a porous exit and entrance which portends danger and insecurity to the community, Ikole Local
Government and the state in general," he said.
Oba Ogungbemi urged residents to be peaceful and called for the immediate intervention of the state
government in this regard.
Also, the head of security and community vigilante group, Chief Jimoh Eshikin called on the state
government to empower hunters in order to assist security agents in effective security, surveillance and
patrol.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu said he has
not been briefed on the matter.

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