There was pandemoniun in a local community in Ekiti state, were it was reported that hoodlums raided a community,attacked and killed two persons and three others were seriously injured.
The attack on the residents by the thugs was bloody,as many were killed while others were hospitalised,the thugs unleashed mayhem on the armless residents,invaded their farms and left behind massive destruction.
The traditional ruler of the town, Oba Agboola Ogungbemi,said that he made effort to alert the concerned authority on the impending attack on the community before the hoodlumd struck.
A Farmer identified as Danjuma Ali, was reportedly murdered by the thugs while the identity of the second deceased remained unknown.
Person who sustained severe injuries were identified as Mrs Jennifer Akoko and Mr Joseph Achebe,and another simply identified as Kayode.they were immediately carried off to the emergency section of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti.
According to NAN, the attack occurred in the early hours of Monday, April 15, 2019.
A source said the farmers were brutally murdered while they were at the farmstead in a what had become recurrent killings.
“They came around 1. am and were there till dawn. Our farmers are all afraid to go to their farmsteads now, we are indeed in trouble.
“They all rushed to the palace of Oba Kagboola Ogungbemi, the Olu of Iyemero Ekiti, to take refuge
” We are mourning today at Iyemero, we are not happy about this incident and the government must do something about it,’’ the source said.
The traditional ruler who was touched by the incidence,lamented on how he had been calling for establishment of a police station in the community to curb criminal and their activities.he said
“These hoodlums stormed the community through the border of Iyemero at Eruku in Kwara.
” Iyemero is porous and this portends danger to the communities in Ikole Local Government and the state in general,’’.
He also urged the people of the community to be peaceful and go about their lawful business while awaiting government’s prompt intervention.
Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said he is yet to be fully briefed on the matter.