The Ogun State has responded positively to the report of Penpushing media revealing how suspected herdsmen allegedly attacked and sacked residents of Olokomeji community located in Odeda local government area of the state.
Penpushing reports the alleged criminal activities of the suspected herdsmen in said community which a neigbouring community of Ogun State Chief of Staff, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu, a notable politician in the area was exposed last Sunday, July 4 by Penpushing media
The suspects during the invasion allegedly killed a resident, and threatened to return to launch another round of attack; following the ugly development residents have deserted the community for safety.
Penpushing further reports that, the villagers were reported to have abandoned the known peaceful village and fled to Eruwa, Temidire communities and Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital to take refuge with their families, as the environment is no more considered safe for them
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun in reaction on to the development on Thursday promised that investigation would be carried out to determine the cause of the clash and unveil the perpetrators to face full weight of the law, with warning that government would not condone any act of lawlessness exhibited by individuals or group of persons to cause disunity in the State.
Penpushing also reports that, Abiodun in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin sued for peace over the clash and condoled with victims of skirmishes that led to loss of lives and property
The Governor in the statement, urged the people of the area to shun violence and report any incident to the appropriate authority, noting that the state has always been home to people from diverse backgrounds.
“Nobody or group of people will be allowed to compromise the unity that exists between and among all ethnic groups and those who choose to live, play and do businesses in the State’, Abiodun stated.
“It is unfortunate that people take laws into their own hands without involving the appropriate authority. This community and the state in general have always been a safe and secured place with Fulani and indigenes cohabiting peacefully for decades’, he noted.
“Those criminal elements misleading others through unfounded rumour and speculations that fuel this kind of crisis will not succeed in sowing seeds of discord or inciting people against each other. We will deal with fake news and rumour mongers”, he said.
Penpushing reports that, the statement added that the government was on top of the situation and collaborating with security agencies to ensure that such incident does not occur again, saying appropriate steps would be taken to investigate, fish out the perpetrators and punish them according to the law.
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