Olajide Osoba, Abeokuta
No fewer than four persons have been reportedly killed on Thursday as farmers and suspected herdsmen clashed in Iwoye, area of Imeko – Afon Local Government, Ogun, State
It was gathered that the Divisional Crime Officer in charge of Imeko and a police inspector were shot in one of the attacks.
Gateway Times reporter gathered that the trouble started after some Fulani herdsmen made their cattle drink from the community stream, thereby polluting the water.
Report has it that a native, who allegedly challenged the action of the herdsmen, was shot dead in the ensuing altercation.
Policemen who made an attempt to apprehend some of the perpetrators failed, as some herdsmen, who had laid ambush, opened fire on the security agents and killed one civilian
The killed civilian was identified as Kabiru Ogunrinde.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police had a record of one death.
Oyeyemi blamed the incident on migrant herdsmen from neighbouring countries who invaded the community and escaped after wreaking havoc.
He said, “No arrest has been made yet. The injured policemen The injured policemen are recuperating in a hospital.”