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One person has been reportedly killed while scores were injured as suspected herders ambushed combined security outfit code named Operation Burst at Apalokun village in Iwajowa local Government Area of Oyo state.

The suspected herders who reportedly invaded the farm in the community with their cattle killed his owner in the process.

The incident according to eyewitness who pleaded anonymous occurred on Saturday, October 14, 2023 has thrown the entire community into a state of panic.

Naijanewshub.com.ng also gathered that crops worth thousands of naira were destroyed in the process.

The dwellers, who were gripped with fear, in order not to take law into their hands, alerted Operation Burst.

In a swift response, men of the Operation Burst stormed the Community in order to fish out the perpetrators.

The Operation Burst while combing the bush in search of the perpetrators were ambushed by the suspected herders.

The herders engaged the men of Operation Burst in a free for all which resulted in scores being injured.

Confirming the incident, a source at the Operation Burst who preferred anonymity said that the incident happened at Apolokun village in Iwajowa Local Government Area on Saturday, October 14, 2023.

The source said it was not a clash but rather the suspected herders ambushed men of the Operation Burst.

According to him, the herders killed a farm owner at Apolokun village after grazing on his farm.

In the process to ensure peace and calmness, the herders ambushed men of the combined security outfit otherwise known as Operation Burst.

The matter is being investigated by the various security agencies in the state.

The head of the various security agencies have met with the relevant stakeholders including the representatives of the Fulani and the community heads.

Meanwhile, peace has been restored to the Community, while dwellers are doing their legitimate duties without any fear of molestation.



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