Fulani herdsmen killed six people in Nigerian Ogun State
International Christian Concern (ICC) reports that Fulani militants attacked villagers in Owode Ketu community in Nigerian Ogun State on Thursday morning, leaving six dead and many seriously injured. Two of the victims were reported to have been macheted and then thrown into the Yewa River.
Eyewitnesses informed reporters that perpetrators entered the community by the hundreds, shooting indiscriminately at villagers as they tried to run to safety. The incident brought closure to schools, hospitals, and many businesses.
House of Assembly member representing Ketu Constituency, Wahab Haruna Abiodun, said that the attack was in retaliation for a visit from Sunday Igboho, an activist working to rid the community of killer herdsmen.
Governor Dapo Abiod condemned the violence. “We shall spare no action, including ruthless ones, to bring peace, public order into every hamlet, town and city in the Gateway State,” he stated.