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Panic as gunmen invade Ekiti LG secretariat

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Gunmen on Tuesday stormed the Ilejemeje Native Authorities Space Secretariat in Ẹda-Oniyọ, Ekiti State, inflicting panic and chaos amongst employees.

The attackers disrupted regular actions and compelled workers to flee the premises for security.

This occurred days after armed Yoruba Nation agitators invaded the Oyo State Authorities Secretariat.

The hoodlums, who have been mentioned to have come from the Obbo-Ayegunle neighborhood within the neighbouring Kwara State, violently stormed the secretariat, firing a number of gunshots, making employees run in several instructions and within the ensuing pandemonium, considered one of them received injured.

The hoodlums have been mentioned to have vandalized the secretariat constructing and different property of the council.

Although the reason for the assault remains to be sketchy as on the time of submitting this report, it was reliably gathered that the 2 communities have been embroiled in disaster for a while over land disputes.

Through the assault, which lasted for a number of hours, it was gathered that one individual was mentioned to have sustained severe damage and was rushed to the State Specialist Hospital in Iye-Ekiti for pressing medical consideration.

The Eleda of Eda Oniyo neighborhood, Oba Awodipo Awolola, whereas talking on the assault, defined that the hoodlums had in few days attacked some residents of the neighborhood with allure of their farmlands.

He mentioned the event resulted in panic and stress locally.

The standard ruler who lamented the absence of police posts within the space, mentioned there’s a want for safety outfits to mobilize extra officers to the neighborhood to stop additional breakdown of legislation and orders.

Equally, the Chairman of Ilejemaje Native Authorities, Mr Alaba Dada, mentioned the suspected hoodlums have been from the Obbo-Ayegunle neighborhood in Kwara State.

He attributed the assault to the lingering land dispute between the 2 communities, and defined that safety brokers had been mobilized to the city to stop reprisal assaults.

Dada added that there’s a want for the Ekiti and kwara governments to fulfill to settle the land dispute within the curiosity of peace and harmonious relationship.

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