- Ibadan Shooting: Makinde Takes Over Medical Bills Of Injured Victims
Oyo State governor, Engineer ‘Seyi Makinde, has directed the state Ministry of Health to take over the medical bills of some persons who sustained injuries during a shooting incident at the Alafara Community in Ologuneru/Apata axis of Ibadan on Saturday.
Some suspected gunmen reportedly invaded the area in the early hours of Saturday and killed a number of cows, while leaving some others wounded.
The Oyo State Police Command, through the Eleyele Divisional Police Officer, had immediately mobilised to the scene and announced that its operatives were on the trail of the perpetrators, as investigations continued.
A statement by the Oyo State Police Command, on Saturday, equally indicated that the incident at Alafara Community had nothing to do with Yoruba/Hausa-Fulani clash, adding that relative peace has been restored to the area.
A government delegation, led by the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Security, CP Sunday Odukoya (rtd), visited the area and confirmed that the suspected gunmen invaded the area in the early hours of Saturday and fired shots at the animals.
According to him, Governor Makinde, on receiving the report of the incident, immediately directed the Ministry of Health to take over the treatment of the victims, while the government will compensate the owners for the killed cows.
“His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, on receiving the report of the incident, immediately deployed a team that worked with me to look at the situation.
“We have since briefed His Excellency and he has also directed that the medical bills of the injured persons be fully picked by the government,” Odukoya said.
The statement also stated that the state government has offered to compensate the owners of the cattle, while the traditional ruler and chiefs in the area are collaborating with security agencies to get to the root of the situation.