The Osun State Government has condemned the killing of six members of the same family by unknown gunmen at Wasimi community in Irewole Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the deceased who were said to be Fulani settlers in the early hours of Sunday.
During a visit to the scene on Sunday evening, the state Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi, described the incident as unfortunate and case of a brutal assassination.
He said the state government is sad about the shocking and strange incident, adding that the perpetrators would be brought to book in no distant time.
He said: “This is a very unfortunate incident and we are so sad about it as a government. It is shocking and strange to our communities.
“We are here on behalf of the state government to sympathize with you and we are assuring you that those criminal elements that perpetrated this evil act would not go scot-free, we have ordered security agencies to swing into action and fish them out to face the wrath of the law”.
Meanwhile, the state Police Command has said the death “is not connected with any clash between farmers and herders as speculated in some sections of the media.”
The command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said the Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Olawale Olokode, visited the scene of the incident for an ‘on-the-spot security assessment.’
She said the police had commenced investigations into the incident and already carrying out intensive manhunt for the perpetrators to bring them to justice.