It was pandemonium yesterday as suspected herdsmen invaded the secretariat of Akure South Local Council of Ondo State.The action of the invaders, numbering 30 and armed with cutlasses, knives, cudgels, charms and other dangerous weapons, resulted in the council being deserted as early as 8:30am. Workers and prospective couples who had booked ceremonies at the registry were nowhere to be found during a visit to the scene. The caretaker council chairman, Mrs. Margret Atere, described the incident as unfortunate. She, however, lauded the security agencies for their prompt response.Atere stated that the council would not be shut down due to the incident. In the meantime, Governor Ayodele Fayose has visited Ipao Ekiti community in Ikole council area where herdsmen allegedly murdered a thirty-two year old farmer, Tunde Olayemi, on Sunday.
Source: The Guardian February 14, 2018 03:56 UTC