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Herdsmen kill five members of vigilante group in Ondo

Posted by on January 12th, 2022

Five members of vigilante group have been feared killed by herdsmen in Arimojiga Community in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The attack came barely 48 hours after Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu visited Molege, a neighbouring community where three people were killed and houses razed. It was reported that the herdsmen took cover in trees after members of Ondo Amotekun Corps responded to a distress call in Molege community. One Amotekun operative was injured in the attack.

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The patrolling vigilance groups in Arimojiga were said to have been ambushed in the attack which occurred on Tuesday January 11. The Nation reported that  Chairman of the community youth, Augustine Lucky was among those killed.

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Commander of Ondo Amotekun Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeyeye disclosed that his men stationed at Molege were informed about the attack and rushed to the area. He said his men were still in the forest but declined to give any further details about casualties.

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