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Oyo CP urges calm as gunmen shoot cows in Ibadan

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Makinde takes over medical bills of injured victims, to compensate cow owners

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police (CP), Ngozi Onadeko, yesterday, dispelled rumours that the alleged attack on some cows at Alafara community at Ologuneru area of Ibadan, the state capital, was linked with the clash between Yoruba and Fulani ethnic tribes.

Onadeko, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi, said that the police got information from a member of the public that some suspected person(s) had invaded a cow settlement at Alafara community, Ologuneru area, shooting at some cows.

The statement added that immediately the information was received, police teams were drafted to the area to ascertain the immediate and remote cause of the incident.

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The CP said that the incident had nothing to do with Fulani/Yoruba clash and she implored the people of Oyo State and the public to disregard insinuations .

Onadeko added that the relative peace enjoyed by residents of the state should not be disrupted in any way by disgruntled elements.

She reiterated the commitment of the officers and men of the Command to protecting lives and property, while she solicited constant and credible information from members of the public to enable the police serve better.

Meanwhile, Governor Seyi Makinde has directed the state’s Ministry of Health to take over the medical bills of those who sustained injuries during the incident at Alafara community.

The Executive Assistant to the Governor on Security, CP Sunday Odukoya (rtd), who led government delegation to the area, said that when the incident was reported to Governor Makinde, he immediately directed the Ministry of Health to take over the treatment of the victims, and promised to compensate the owners of the killed cows.

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