Three people were reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in Molege, an agrarian hamlet in Ondo State’s Ose Local Government Area.
According to reports, the perpetrators claimed their cows perished after eating poisoned crops, necessitating vengeance.
On Friday, the state’s Commissioner of Police (CP), Oyeyemi Oyediran, led a team of police officials to the region to examine the extent of the damage.
“The CP during his visit to the scene met with the community members, encouraged them, allayed their fears and vowed to arrest and prosecute all those involved in the evil act accordingly,” a statement from the command’s spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami, read.
“CP Oyeyemi immediately deployed men of the special squads and police mobile force personnel to the community to ensure the protection of lives and property in the area.”
The commissioner assured the people of Ondo that the police would ensure that their lives and property were adequately protected.
He also enjoined residents to give the police genuine information that would help reduce crime to the barest minimum in the state.