At least four farmers have been murdered in an attack by unknown gunmen on Monday in Konkobudo village, Idiyan axis, a border village between Ibarapa North and Iwajowa Local Government Areas of Oyo State.
This attack is coming barely a day after suspected killer herdsman, Iskilu Wakili was arrested by members of OPC in Oyo State.
It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the village on motorcycles before sunrise on Monday and shot the farmers, who were asleep on their farmland. The criminals also hacked their victims before fleeing the village.
One Ogunniyi Joel, a resident of the community told newsmen that the remains of the victims have been taken away by men of the Nigeria Police Force in Iwajowa.
“They came over night on about 10 motorbikes, shot the four farmers, hacked them and left. One of those killed is Sunday Okanlawon, a close relation. No one knows the identities of the gunmen, whether they were herdsmen or not but the bodies of the farmers have been taken away by the police,” The Punch quoted Joel as saying.
The Public Relations Officer of Igangan Development Advocates in Ibarapaland, Oguntowo Abideen, confirmed the incident to The PUNCH.
Meanwhile, reports say the ugly incident is linked to the arrest of the alleged kidnapper, Iskilu Wakili.
According to a Legit.ng report, two of the men killed were said to be members of the community police in the area.
A source, Iba Adams told Legit.ng that the four men were killed in the most gruesome manner, adding that the audio and pictorial evidence at his disposal indicated that the killers have been terrorising the village and its environs, engaging in kidnapping and killings.
“Wakili’s men have displaced more than a million residents in the over 10 villages in Oke Ogun. They have raped and killed residents at will. The late Alhaja Sherifat, and the late Dr. Fatai Aborode and several others were killed, and they are still on rampage till today.
They have been terrorising our people for more than six years. Wakili was a comedian, pretending to avoid being investigated. He was hail and hearty but started pretending shortly after he was captured.” Legit quoted him saying.