As Osun Command Carryout Intensive Manhunt for Perpetrators

CP Olokode

The Osun State Police Command has said the gunmen that attacked a family of six at a settlement in the outskirts of Wasinmi Village, Ikire, Osun State on Sunday is not connected with any clash between farmers and herders as speculated in some sections of the media. 

According to the Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, CP Olawale Olokode, psc, who visited the scene of the incident for an 'on-the-spot security assessment’, noted that the Command has commenced discrete investigations into the incident and already carrying out intensive manhunt for the perpetrators to bring them to justice.  

Olokode, in press statement signed on his behalf by SP Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin (mnipr) who is the Police Public Relations Officer for the state command noted that preliminary investigations by the Police reveal that some yet to be identified gunmen, stormed, attacked and shot sporadically at a family of six (6) at a settlement in the outskirts of Wasinmi Village, Ikire, Osun State, leaving one (1) person injured. 

He said: Police Operatives from Ikire Division and other law enforcement agencies were promptly drafted to the scene to prevent further attacks on residents in the area and arrest the perpetrators but the attackers escaped on sighting the security team. 

The CP appeals to the people of the State, particularly residents of Ikire and its environs not to panic but collaborate with the Police by giving timely information that will assist in arresting the culprits. He reassures them of the commitment of the Police to their safety, as adequate security measures have been emplaced to forestall future occurrences of such incident.

The CP also enjoins reporters to verify their news before making it public in order to avoid disinformation that could trigger unnecessary crises capable of disrupting the existing peace being enjoyed in the State.

Meanwhile, Osun State Broadcasting Cooperation (OSBC) in an evening news on Sunday confirmed six dead in the said attack by gunmen.

Either the was by Herdsmen or arm robbers or bandits and Boko Haram Terrorists, the fact remains that the state of insecurity currently experiencing by citizens in the country is beyond any reasonable measure as lives and properties are more vulnerable than anytime in our history.

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