One of the injured victims
Oke Ako community in Ikole Local Government area of Ekiti State, was last night thrown into mourning, wailing and gnashing of teeth, as suspected killer herdsmen invaded the town, leaving in its wake, two dead men and several others wounded.
Eyewitnesses told journalists that the incident in which the entire village was sacked occurred at about 8:00 pm on Friday. A woman, who identified herself as Mrs Grace Olofin, had in a telephone chat alleged that the killer herdsmen invaded the community in large numbers, caught the people of the community unawares, adding that the invaders were armed with dangerous weapons like automatic guns, bows, arrows, swords, matchetes, hacking and mauling their victims with reckless abandon.
Olofin further alleged majority of the villagers had to scamper for safety in the bushes to escape the onslaught of the killer herdsmen, who according to her were hacking the hapless villagers with their deadly weapons. She said the invaders had shot sporadically into the air and killed one Lekan Arosanyin and a yet to be identified person, while four others sustained various degrees of injuries and were said to be receiving treatment at a private hospital in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.