Pandemonium as gunmen invade LG secretariat in Ekiti - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Pandemonium as gunmen invade LG secretariat in Ekiti

Workers at the Secretariat of Ilejemeje local government area in Ẹda-Oniyọ, Ekiti State, scampered for safety on Tuesday morning as suspected hoodlums invaded the secretariat.

The hoodlums who were said  to have come from Obbo-Ayegunle community in the neighbouring Kwara State violently stormed the secretariat firing several gunshots, making workers to run in different directions, running for dear lives and in the ensuing pandemonium, one of them was injured.

The hoodlums were said to have vandalized the Secretariat building and other property of the council.

Though, the cause of the attack is still sketchy as at the time filling this report, it was reliably gathered that the two  communities have been embroiled in crisis for some times over land disputes.

During the attack which lasted for several hours, one person was said to have sustained serious injury and was said to have been rushed to the State Specialist Hospital in Iye-Ekiti for urgent medical attention.

Sources disclosed that the hoodlums who were heavily armed with  dangerous weapons like gun, charm and cutlasses invaded the Secretariat  at about 10:am.

Speaking on the attack, the Eleda of Eda Oniyo community, Oba Awodipo Awolola explained that the hoodlums had in few days attacked some residents of the community, with charm in their farm lands,  the development  which the monarch said had  resulted in  panic and tension in the community.

The traditional ruler who lamented the absence of police post in the area, said  there is need for security outfits to mobilize more officer to the community to prevent further breaking of law and orders.

Similarly,  the Chairman of Ilejemaje Local Government, Mr Alaba Dada, said the suspected  hoodlums were from Obbo-Ayegunle community in Kwara State.

He attributed the attacks to the lingering land disputes between the two communities, he explained that though security agents had been mobilized to the town to prevent reparaisal attack.

He said there  is need for the Ekiti and kwara  State governments to meet to settle the land dispute in the interest of peace and harmonious relationship.

No comments:

Post a Comment