Suspected Fulani herdsmen struck again on Wednesday killing a staff of the Atakumosa Local Government Area, Samson Adenipekun, after attacking travellers on the Ilesha-Ibadan Expressway.
The deceased was said to have been travelling to Ibadan, the Oyo State, in an unregistered Toyota Corolla car driven by one Ismaila Olayiwola, when the incident happened.
The herdsmen reportedly fired shots at the vehicle, one of which hit Adenipekun in the head.
A security source in the area said that “The man was rushed to a Catholic hospital in Oluyoro Apomu by the men of the Operation Puff Adder, who responded to a distress call. The man was confirmed dead by a doctor at the hospital.”
According to the source, a search of the adjoining bush by the Operation Puff Adder personnel led to the arrest of three disabled persons.
“They were reasonably suspected to be accomplices of the hoodlums. They are already in police custody,” the source source.
The state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Ige, also confirmed the arrest of some suspects, directing investigation of the incident.
According to Ige, the police would ensure that the perpetrators were brought to book.
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