—- We’ll treat them like criminals
—- Community attacked by over fifty fulani herdsmen with AK47 – OPC coordinator
— Killed Baale, shot Amotekun personnel
Dayo Johnson Akure.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state weekend vowed to hunt perpetrators who murdered three persons and razed down buildings at Molege community in Ose council area of the state.
The villagers were killed and buildings razed following their refusal to allow the herdsmen to graze on their farms.
Akeredolu who visited the razed community in company of both the state police commissioner, Oyediran Oyeyemi; Commander of Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye and council members described the attack as unfortunate.
He said no government would be happy with the killings of the people.
”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.
“But you have to be prepared. These herdsmen are becoming too problematic.
” We are not sleeping. You can see 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 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 like 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, government will bring relieve material. We will rebuild the ones that were razed completely.”
Earlier, the Akarigbo of Ute Land, Chief Felix Olabode, narrated how the killers invaded the community and killed the villagers and set buildings ablaze
Olabode said:”I was home when we heard that some gunmen came and killed people here. We came here immediately and we met a dead body. These buildings have not been razed.
“When we alerted the Police, the DPO came and we didn’t know that those people were still around. Not less than 30 minutes after the Police evacuated the dead bodies, the gunmen came back and razed these buildings down.
“They always use guns to scare people away here and then brought their cows to graze on people’s farm and drink water.
” When they are leaving too, they also use guns to scare people away and leave. We have seen the level of damage here. People have left here. We are begging the government to come to our rescue.”
Speaking, the Coordinator of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) in the area, Folorunso Olofe disclosed that the gunmen were always attacking with AK 47.
“This has been happening for long. They are always coming with AK 47, they were more than 50. One Amotekun officer was hit with a bullet during the attack.
“They came and killed the Baale. Police came and evacuated the dead bodies and not up to fifteen minutes, they came back and razed this place.