Herdsmen

Herdsmen Invade Ogun Community, Attack Villagehead

Suspected herdsmen on Thursday night invaded a village in Ogun State and reportedly hacked the community’ s 76 – year- old leader , Chief Ismail Adasofunjo , leaving him for the dead .

The attackers reportedly invaded the village situated under Odeda Local Government Area of the state around 8 : 00 pm, wreaking havoc all across the place including inflicting deep machete cuts to Adasofunjo ’ s head .

The 76 – year – old is said to be in a critical condition at the moment .

According to findings by Newsflash247 , the elderly man was attacked following his wife ’ s alleged failure to sell cigarette to two herders on Thursday night .

When our correspondent visited the community on Friday morning , it was observed that the victim could not speak as he was still in a terrible state at the Alabata Health Centre .

Wife of the victim , Bilikisu , explained that the existence of the herdsmen in their community was becoming a thorn in their flesh .

She disclosed that the attack took place around 7 :30 pm on Thursday night when two of the herdsmen requested to buy cigarettes from her but could not state the brand they wanted .

She revealed that the incident angered the men , who charged at her , forcing her to run for safety .

She explained that her husband , who was at their backyard when the herders first arrived , was later attacked with machete when he tried to rescue her .

She said , “ They wanted to buy a particular brand of cigarette from me around 7 : 30 pm on Thursday and I told them I didn ’ t have that brand .

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“ They angrily charged at me and I ran into the house and quickly locked the door but my husband was behind the house at the time.

“ He then stood up to see the cause of the noise , one of the herdsmen landed a machete on his head . ”

Several attempts to get reaction from the state Police Public Relations Officer , Abimbola Oyeyemi failed .
Oyeyemi could not be reached as of the time of filing this report .

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