Olusegun Ariyo

A Settlement at Ayetoro Ekiti with a location at Ido/osi Local government in Ekiti state was on Tuesday invaded by suspects believed to be Fulani herdsmen numbering about 30 in a popular hotel within the neighbourhood inflict machete cuts on a guard and abuducted four persons, urban Express News have leant  

A resident of the community, who spoke with newsmen on condition of anonymity, said that the herdsmen stormed the community around 09.30 p.m. and launched attack on the hotel.

The source said the herdsmen came through the route where a traditional ruler, the Elewu of Ewu-Ekiti, was shot sometime in April this year.

He further said that the herdsmen, who were about 30, were fully armed, shooting sporadically into the air and in the process, a member of staff of the hotel simply identified as Idowu was shot on his shoulder and kidnapped alongside three others.

The resident alleged that one Sunday, who guards the hotel, received machete wounds severally on his head from the herdsmen and is now in critical condition at the Federal Health Institution in the area.

However, the identities of those kidnapped were yet to be known as at the time of filing this report.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Sunday Abutu, when contacted, said he is yet to receive any briefing on the development, promising to get back as soon as he gets information.

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