Suspected herdsmen struck at Iyemero Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Monday , morning leaving no fewer than two persons dead .

Three other persons were injured while many others were displaced from their homes following the attack at Eda , a community under Iyemero .

Sources in Iyemero identified one of those killed as Danjuma Ali , a farmer . The bodies have been deposited at the morgue of General Hospital, Ikole Ekiti.

A source said the injured persons , Mrs Jennifer Akoko , Mr Joseph Achebe and one other, whose identity could not be ascertained , were undergoing treatment at the Emergency Section of the Federal Teaching Hospital , Ido Ekiti.

The source said, “ Some herders called Bororo stormed the farmstead and shot the innocent people . They came around 1 am and were there till dawn.

“ Our farmers are all afraid to go their farms . They all ran to the palace of the Olu of Iyemero Ekiti, Oba Ebenezer Ogungbemi, to take refuge. We are mourning today at Iyemero ; we are not happy about this incident and the government must do something about it . ”

The monarch, who spoke through spokesman for the palace, Chief Ayo Abejide , restated the community ’ s call for the establishment of a police station in the town to stop the invaders.

He said, “ The Fulani herders stormed the community through the border Iyemero with Eruku in Kwara State . This makes Iyemero a porous exit and entrant , which portends danger to the community , Ikole Local Government and the state in general . ”

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