Gunmen suspected to be terrorising waterways within the Ese-Odo native authorities space of Ondo State, have allegedly razed 14 homes in a midnight assault on the Asere riverine neighborhood.
In line with a report by Nation newspaper, the gunmen attacked the neighborhood for tipping off safety companies about their actions and motion.
Girls in the neighborhood protested the assault, calling for the arrest of gang members.
The protesting girls mentioned the attackers have been identified members of the neighborhood who acquired irritated as a result of the Joint Activity Drive clamped down on them.
They recognized the suspected gang members as Kutu Mone aka MK; July Mone; Greatest Oniwei; Iyemiyelawei Mone; Mathew Suku Polobubou; Dedewei Mone and Bado Ogbudugbudu.
The protesters mentioned the gang had been working within the riverine space freely till safety operatives began arresting them.
One of many protesters, Religion mentioned the ringleader, Kutu Mone, who hails from Asere, invaded the neighborhood as a result of he felt his individuals have been giving safety males details about their actions.
She mentioned: “We noticed hearth burst out of our homes. We didn’t know what was occurring. All of us bumped into the bush all by the night time until safety males got here to our rescue.”
Paramount ruler of Agadagba Kingdom, Oba Zachueus Doubra, mentioned he obtained a report that one in every of his topics, whom he described as a ‘recalcitrant boy’ invaded Asere to burn down the neighborhood.
“I despatched my chiefs and a few law enforcement officials to the neighborhood and I used to be knowledgeable that 14 homes have been burnt down, 9 different homes vandalised. Many have been rendered homeless. Many bumped into the bush in pants, some in knickers.
“I need to attraction to all of the three tiers of presidency and all related companies to return to the help of the victims by the use of aid supplies,” he mentioned.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ondo Police command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, mentioned: “We need to guarantee the individuals of the world that police are on prime of the scenario. The individuals ought to return to their regular companies.
“Our males have taken over the world and with no time, MK and his gang can be arrested and be prosecuted as nicely.”