Herdsmen Attacks : Abiodun Visits Victims, Deploys Special Task Force To Secure Yewaland - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, February 15, 2021

Herdsmen Attacks : Abiodun Visits Victims, Deploys Special Task Force To Secure Yewaland

... As Four Northen Governors Set To Visit Ogun Over Farmers/Herders Clashes

          •Abiodun  addressing the people                          on Monday evening 

Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Governor Dapo Abiodun, on Monday evening,  visited  Oja Odan community in Yewa North Local Government Area of the state to condole with the people over the loss of lives and properties to attacks by  persons suspected to be armed bearing  herdsmen.

Abiodun assured them of government's commitment to safety of life and property, saying Special Task Force(STF) has been constituted to secure their community and prevent further attacks.

The governor added that four northern governors would be coming to Ogun state tomorrow(Tuesday) for stakeholders Jmeeting involving the farmers, Miyetti Allah, community leaders among others.

Oja Odan, Igbooro and dozens of communities in  Yewa - Ketu area of
Yewaland (Ogun West Senatorial District) have  been  the epicentre of attacks, destructions and killings by suspected armed herdsmen.

In the last one week, no fewer than seven people were allegedly hacked to death by guns and machettes wielding herders while varying degrees of injury were also inflicted on  number of others, including women abd children.

Some houses were equally torched by the attackers.

During the visit, the governor was received in Oja Odan by the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, the Eselu of Iselu, Oba , Oba Ebenezer Akinyemi, the youths and community leaders.

Addressing the large gathering at the ever busy Oja Odan junction, Abiodun said a Special Task Force(STF) comprising soldiers, Police, Operatives of Department of State Security (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) and hunters had been put in place and would be deployed to the community to protect them.

According to the governor, the STF would commence operations on Tuesday (Tomorrow). 

He also assured of compensation for those who lost property, support for others whose loved ones were killed while the hospital bill of anybody in hospital on account of the attacks, would equally be taken up by the state government.

At Igbooro where  the suspected herders launched savage attack on the villagers under cover of  Friday night, the traditional ruler (Baale), Tajudeen Korede, gave a moving account of how four members of community lost their lives to the invaders.

The Baale disclosed that nine others are still in the hospital receiving treatment from injuries.

 He appealed to the governor to station security operatives in Igbooro to enable the villagers who fled in the wake of the invasion, to come back.

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