Arimogija community residents in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State have fled their homes, alleging a helicopter is dropping weapon for Fulani Herdsmen to kill them.
They also accused the herdsmen of killing three residents in their farms while the state government is doing nothing to stop the killings.
The resident narrated how a helicopter is dropping weapons for herdsmen in a forest located in the community to use and kill them. An action they say is making them afraid; hence they have to flee for their lives.
The residents, however, accused the police of doing nothing, even when they reported the incident to them.
Community residents while speaking to City Round, said they have been living in fear while they are relocating as a result of Fulani attacks.
“The Fulani herdsmen have killed three people in the community in one week. They killed a rice farmer, Jacob Odushe and his son, Adura this week. They killed another boy, Victor Ejeh. The boy’s corpse was found in the bush after a week after he was declared missing. The cuts on his body showed that he was killed by the bandits” a resident said.
Mr. Jimoh Dojumo, Special Adviser to the Ondo State Governor on Security Matters, while confirming the incident, said his boss has mobilized security men to the community to ensure law and order is maintained.
He disclosed that he visited the community and saw the residents very angry over the killings by the Fulani Herdsmen.
“They said they were apprehensive of a particular helicopter that allegedly came to the bush. They were suspecting that the helicopter brought some Fulani to the place to attack them. But Mr. Governor has sent some soldiers to patrol the community.” Dojumo said.