The Lawmaker representing Ketu Constituency, Wahab Haruna Abiodun, on Thursday, said the community is facing reprisal from criminal Fulani herdsmen following the visit of Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho to the community.
Recall that Igboho recently visited Eggua community in Ogun State to help flush out killer herdsmen
The development, however, saw the residence of the Seriki Fulani of Eggua, Adamu Olooru, burnt.
A section of the market where Fulani settlers sell their cattle in the community was also burnt and many cows were said to have gone missing.
Igboho visit has seen killers herdsmen invaded Owode Ketu community, attacking villagers around 5am on Thursday.
Hon. Abiodun who confirmed the incident said in a statement, “It is so sad that Ketu Constituency is bathing in the blood of constituents.”
“Fulani herders attacked Owode Ketu in Eggua ward and killed no fewer than six people, leaving scores seriously injured.”
The lawmaker said two farmers, after being macheted, were thrown into Yewa River along Eggua Road from a bridge.
“This was a reprisal attack by herdsmen as they came in hundreds following the visitation of Sunday Igboho to the area,” he said.
Abiodun urged Governor Dapo Abiodun to instruct the police commissioner and other security agencies in the state to act swiftly in securing the area so that the issue will not escalate further.
He said, “This is the time we need the Amotekun Corps to come out and support the Nigeria Police Force.”
The incident comes barely four days after the killing of a farmer, Dele Olowoniyi, by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Yewa axis of the state.
In a related development, a farmer identified as Sikiru Akinlotan from Gbogi Compound, Isale Akao Area, Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area in Oyo State was reported dead on his farm on Wednesday after suspected Fulani herdsmen set his cashew and cocoa farm ablaze.
It was gathered that the deceased lost his life while trying to quench the fire on his farm.