Governor Seyi Makinde Compensates Owners Of Shot Cows, Foots Medical Of Injured Victims
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed the state’s Ministry of Health to take over the medical bills of some persons who sustained injuries during a shooting incident at Alafara community in Ologuneru/Apata axis of Ibadan on Saturday.
Reports had indicated that some suspected gunmen in the early hours of Saturday invaded the area and killed a number of cows, while leaving some others injured.
The state’s Police Command through the Eleyele Divisional Police Officer had immediately mobilised to the scene and introduced that its operatives were at the path of the perpetrators, as investigations persisted.
A statement by the Oyo State Police Command on Saturday had similarly indicated that the incident at Alafara Community had nothing to do with Yoruba/Hausa-Fulani conflict, adding that relative peace has been restored to the area.
A government delegation led with the aid of the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Security, CP Sunday Odukoya (rtd), visited the place, wherein it found that the suspected gunmen invaded the region inside the early hours of Saturday and fired pictures at the animals.
Odukoya said on Sunday that once the incident was stated to Governor Makinde, he at once directed the Ministry of Health to take over the remedy of the victims, whilst the government will compensate the proprietors for the killed cows.
“His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, on receiving the record of the incident, without delay deployed a group that worked with me to have a look at the situation.
“We have considering that briefed His Excellency and he has also directed that the medical bills of the injured folks be fully picked by the government,” Odukoya said.
The declaration also indicated that the kingdom authorities has offered to compensate the proprietors of the farm animals, at the same time as the conventional ruler and chiefs within the vicinity are participating with security agencies to get to the bottom of the scenario.[NewsNaira]