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One Killed As Bandits Invade Oyo Town



Some bandits on Saturday night, invaded Ago Are in the Oke Ogun area of Oyo State, killing one person in the agrarian community.

According to sources, the hoodlums invaded the community and before everything could be brought under control, the bandits who were armed with dangerous weapons had escaped into the forest.

The Chairman of Atisbo Local Government Area of the state, Mr Adeagbo Ademola, who confirmed the incident said he got a call immediately after the incident happened.

Ademola said: “It is true that some bandits invaded Ago Are in Oke Ogun last night. I got a call as the Chairman of the council that the hoodlums had attacked and killed a man.

“Immediately, I got the call, I rushed to the scene with some security agents. On getting there, a man has been killed and the bandits have escaped. It is very shocking that there could be a security breach here. We are still investigating the incident.

“Insecurity is not peculiar to Ago Are alone, it happens all over the country. I appeal to our people that anytime they see strange faces in their midst, they should raise the alarm and call the attention of the security agents.”

He said there has been a boundary dispute in the community.

“At Irawo, about 180 kilometres, we share a boundary with Benin Republic.”

He noted that both the conventional and local security agents had been mobilized to prevent re-occurrence.

He added that some weeks ago, Governor Seyi Makinde convened a meeting with chairmen of all local government areas and security agents on how to strengthen security in the state.