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Six Fulani herdsmen shot dead in Osun State

At least six herders were killed on Saturday when gunmen raided a Fulani settlement in Wasinmi village, Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State.

Sources said that the six, who were members of the same family, were killed as the gunmen stormed the Fulani settlement, opening fire. The six reportedly died on the spot.

Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the tragic incident, said investigation is ongoing.

She said the Commissioner of Police in the State, Wale Olokode, has moved to the village and Police detectives are currently hunting the perpetrators of the act.

The PPRO described the incident as unfortunate and vowed that the culprits would be arrested and brought to book.

The development comes one week after four Fulani herdesmen were gunned down during the invasion of a settlement in Ogborji, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), South-East Zone, said many cows were stolen in the attack.

Siddiki added that over 20 Fulani herdsmen have been killed in Anambra alone from January to March, 2021.

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