Residents of Okun-Owa community in the Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State have written a Save-Our-Soul letter to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, over the death of two hunters.
The corpses of the hunters were found on the Oko Agerige farm in Okun-Owa.
The letter which was signed by the leader of the community, Asiwaju Sina Ogunbambo, accused herdsmen of the killing. The letter reads partly, “On Saturday, March 6, 2021, there was a tragedy at Oko Agerige farm in Okun-Owa.
“Two hunters who did night hunting on Friday, March 5, 2021, did not return home the following day. A search party went to the forest and their shocking discovery was the corpses of the two young men.
“According to sources that were at the scene, there were bullets lodged on the bodies of the deceased; cow dungs and footprints were also found. This made them to conclude the perpetrators were herdsmen.”
The letter also claimed that photographs and video of the incident have been made available and posted to social media by residents.
Ogunbambo added that “just today, Tuesday March 9, 2021, a video post is widely circulating now of a man who received machete cuts before Okun-Owa and Odogbolu junction on Sagamu-Benin Expressway.
“Our dynamic Governor should as a matter of urgency do the needful to protect our lives and properties.
“The state Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the hunters were killed in the course of searching for some people that were kidnapped in the forest.
He said the kidnapped victims have been released on Tuesday. He added, “We have made arrest of three or four of suspects they are in our custody.”