Killer Herders Sack Entire Community In Ekiti; Kill And Injure Many

Oke Ako community in Ikole Local government area of Ekiti State, was on Friday night thrown into mourning, wailing and gnashing of teeth, as suspected killer herdsmen invaded the town, leaving in its wake, two dead men and several others wounded.

Vanguard News Online reports that the incident in which the entire village was sacked occurred at about 8:00 pm on Friday.

A woman, who identified herself as Mrs Grace Olofin, had during in a telephone chat alleged that the killer herdsmen invaded the community in large numbers and caught the people of the community unawares.

The woman, according to Vanguard reports, added that the invaders were armed with dangerous weapons like automatic guns, bows, arrows, swords, matchetes, hacking and mauling their victims with reckless abandon.

Olofin further alleged majority of the villagers had to scamper for safety in the bushes to escape the onslaught of the killer herdsmen, who according to her were hacking the hapless villagers with their deadly weapons.

She said the invaders had shot sporadically into the air and killed one Lekan Arosanyin and a yet to be identified person, while four others sustained various degrees of injuries.

SKYTREND NEWS gathered that those injured were receiving treatment at a private hospital in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

SKYTREND NEWS could not reach the Commissioner of Police in Ekiti State as at the time of filing this report.