The Oyo Assembly condemns the reported murder of security personnel

    The Oyo State House of Assembly denounced on Wednesday the alleged Fulani herdsmen’s attack on the Iwere-Ile community in the Iwajowa Local Government area of Oyo State, which resulted in numerous fatalities and the destruction of thousands of naira’s worth of crops.

    According to The PUNCH, security personnel from Operation Burst, Oodua Peoples Congress, Amotekun, and Soludero assaulted the supposed Fulani herders as they were traveling to a volatile location to bring about peace.

    The resolutions came after Anthony Ogunsola, a member representing the Constituency, brought an issue of urgent public significance before the House.

    “Our people are farmers, and the Fulanis depend on their cattle for survival,” Ogunsola remarked. The fact that the herders are ruining the farmlands of our people is very intolerable. We are pleading with the state commissioner of police to make sure that the escaping herdsmen who carried out the killings be not only apprehended but also put on trial because we will not stand for this.

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    The Oyo Assembly
    The Oyo Assembly

    Kege Mayowa, an Ohori farmer, was killed on Sunday on his property by as-yet-unarrested Fulani herdsmen after the late farmer confronted his attacker during the herders’ cow-feeding shift. Following the murder, representatives of the Oodua Peoples’ Congress, Police, Operation Burst, and Amotekun Local Government Vigilante were notified and dispatched to the location as a team of combined security agents.

    However, the herdsmen opened fire upon spotting the group of security officers, killing Amotekun operative Ojo Yakubu, Wasiu Salau, also known as Federal, and Akeem Iroko. While several others were being treated at other unnamed hospitals, the herdsmen also injured Kazeem Hammed, an Amotekun officer and inhabitant of Apakolo.

    “On Monday, the situation worsened and three more Fulani community members lost their lives.” Ogunsola gave in.

    The state Police Command was urged to increase security in the area and apprehend the offenders by Deputy Speaker Muhammad Fadeyi, who oversaw the plenary.

    The House instructed its security committee to extend an invitation to the state’s Miyetti Allah leadership, cautioning Fulani herdsmen not to invade people’s property or destroy their farms.

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