By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Osun State Police Command has stated that the unfortunate attack on a family at a settlement in the outskirts of Wasinmi Village, Ikire, has no connection with any clash between farmers and herders.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, in a statement issued on Sunday by the spokesperson of the command, Mrs. Yemisi Opalola, a copy of which was obtained by Western Post in Osogbo.
Olokode noted that preliminary investigations by the Police revealed that on Sunday some yet-to-be-identified gunmen, stormed, attacked and shot sporadically at a family of six at a settlement in the outskirts of Wasinmi Village, leaving one person injured.
The CP who visited the scene of the incident for an ‘on-the-spot security assessment’, revealed that the Command has commenced discrete investigations into the incident and already carrying out intensive manhunt for the perpetrators to bring them to justice.
He then 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.
Olokode also reassured them of the commitment of the Police to their safety, saying that adequate security measures have been emplaced to forestall future occurrences of such incidents.