Fear as Bandits Kill 1, Abduct 2 in Oke-Ogun

There was pandemonium on Monday in the peaceful town of Sepeteri, a community in Saki East Local Government Area of Oke-Ogun in Oyo State when some bandits reportedly attacked some local vigilantes securing the old Oyo National Park, killing one and abducting two.

Following the resistance from the residents and local vigilantes in the town, who repelled the bandits with gunshots, one of the abductees was rescued, and efforts are on-going to rescue the other.

Police authority in the town, however, said they were on top of their investigation and pursuit of the criminal gang.

A source said: “One person was killed, two were abducted, but one was rescued by the local vigilantes after gun battles with the bandits.

“As things stand, efforts are still being made by the local security to rescue the second person.

Another source said: “The bandits emerged from the forest and attacked the people having a ceremony. They killed one person and abducted two persons.

“The local vigilantes in the community, however, repelled the bandits and swung into action by combing the forest while engaging them in gun duel.

“Even some of the vigilantes sustained injuries and have been taken to hospital in Igboho for medical attention”.

Reacting, Governor Seyi Makinde spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Pastor Sulaimon Olanrewaju, assuring that all hands were on deck to flush out invaders and bandits from the state.

“All security agencies in the state are already aware and they are always up to task.

“They know what to do. His Excellency intends to keep to his promise of protecting lives and property in the state”, he said.