Dayo Johnson Akure
Fear has gripped residents of Ago panu Community in Owo council area of Ondo state, following the gruesome murder and the beheading of a farmer, Unaha Enesi, by suspected herdsmen.
Sources said that the middle-aged victim was k!lled on his farm located at Ago Panu at Upenmen, Owo, along Owo/Ikare road, and the k!llers made away with his head.
Reports had it that the deceased who hails from Kogi state had been carrying out his farming activities at Ago Panu for years until his untimely death.
An eyewitness account said that a search party was organised by his family members after they waiting for him to return to the house after the days of farming.
” But, unfortunately, the search party only discovered his lifeless body in a pool of blood with his head cut off.
Speaking on the ugly incident, a friend of the deceased, who is also a farmer, Ibrahim Adeiza described him as “a hardworking young man, an easy-going man who never quarrels with anyone.
His gruesome murder, according to Adeiza has raised serious fear among the people living in the community.
He said that ” the people are now apprehensive of going to the farm for fear of being k!lled.
To douse the anxiety, the council chairman of Owo, Chief Samuel Adegbegi, who visited the community, commiserated with the family over the death of the young man.
Adegbegi urged the people to use this period of Ramadan fasting to pray to God to expose the perpetrators.
He, however, assured the people of adequate security in their lives and properties.
Contacted, the state police spokesperson, Funmi Odunlami said the matter was yet to be reported to the headquarters by the Divisional Police Officer DPO in Owo.
Odunlami pleaded for time to reach out to the DPO. for full detail of the incident.