Four Feared Killed as Farmers, Herders Clash in Ogun
About four persons have been reportedly killed as suspected herdsmen and farmers clashed in Iwoye area of Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State, southwest Nigeria.
To douse tension and restore normalcy, the state Commissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, visited the town for on-the-spot assessment and addressed stakeholders on the need to ensure peaceful coexistence among different tribes, especially the herdsmen and their host communities.
The slain civilian was identified as Kabiru Ogunrinde while the DCO and inspector were injured by the suspected herdsmen A source from the affected area said six persons have so far been killed from both sides.
He said, “The CP was there today with the police management team and we have stationed our men in the town, including men from PMF, SARS, Anti-kidnapping and other tactical squads.”
“The CP also met with the commissioner of police from the Benin Republic at the border and they had a joint meeting and they are going to set up a joint committee to prevent future occurrences.”