A farmer and a vigilante has been reportedly killed by suspected herdsmen in ondo.
Reports obtained by Obinwannem News indicates this happened at about 0200hrs on Thursday, at Sanusi village in Owo local government area of Ondo State. Amotekun operational vehicles were set on fire by the said bandits.
Meanwhile, the incident occurred on the line of duty , as Amotekun personnels were executingtheir assignment to flush out herdsmen, unlawfully occupying forest reserve in the state.
Mr Adebayo Ayeni, Public Relations Officer of the corps confirmed the situation in a statement.
He said, “Men of Ondo State security network agency, has again made another major breakthrough in their strive to get rid of criminal elements in Ondo State.
“This cartel were piling up arms and ammunition to invade the entire state, while masquerading as herders and using forest as kidnappers den for negotiation and ransome, illegal mining activities and cultivation of Indian hemp.
“The security outfit in conjunction with the police, the army and other security agencies in the state however smuggled them out of the forest, after it was discovered that the bandits had killed a farmer and a member of vigilante group in the area.
“They also went to the village where the Amotekun vehicle was packed and set it on fire”
“We sympathize with the families of the victims of this dastardly act while assuring them that the culprit will surely apprehended,” he added.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News