The Osun State Police Command has clearly stated that the unfortunate attack on a family at a settlement in the outskirts of Wasinmi Village, Ikire, Osun State, on 14th March, 2021, is not connected with any clash between farmers and herders as speculated in some sections of the media.
Osun Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, in a press statement signed by Public Relations Officer of Osun State Police command, Opalola Yemisi Olawoyin and made available to TOS News categorically stated on Sunday.
According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, 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.
The CP said 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. 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 who has appealed 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 also enjoined 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.