Hoodlums attack community in Ekiti

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BlackBox Nigeria reports that suspected hoodlums attacked a community in Ekiti State yesterday, Monday 15th April 2019, leaving two persons killed while three others were hospitalized.



This attack is coming few days after the traditional ruler of the town, Oba Agboola Ogungbemi, had raised an alarm of an impending attack on his community.


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BlackBox Nigeria gathered that some residents of the community were also displaced by the thugs who were said to have invaded a farmstead in the community.



A source had identified one of the dead person as a farmer, Danjuma Ali, while the identity of the second deceased remained unknown.



While two of the injured persons were identified as Mrs Jennifer Akoko and Mr Joseph Achebe, were rushed to the emergency section of the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti. The third was simply identified as Kayode.


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The source said the assailants shot those at the farmstead in a what had become recurrent killings.


“They came around 1. am and were there till dawn. Our farmers are all afraid to go to their farmsteads now, we are indeed in trouble.


“They all rushed to the palace of Oba Kagboola Ogungbemi, the Olu of Iyemero Ekiti, to take refuge.


” We are mourning today at Iyemero, we are not happy about this incident and the government must do something about it,’’ the source said.


The traditional ruler has however confirmed the incident, adding that he had been calling for the establishment of a police station in the community to curb criminal activities.



Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, said he is yet to be fully briefed on the incident.



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