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Makinde Orders Takeover of Alafara Shooting Victims Medical Bills

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed the state’s Ministry of Health to take over the medical bills of some persons who sustained injuries during a shooting incident at Alafara community in Ologuneru/Apata axis of Ibadan on Saturday.

Reports had indicated that some suspected gunmen in the early hours of Saturday invaded the area and killed a number of cows, leaving some others injured.

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 continue.

A statement by the Oyo State Police Command on Saturday had equally indicated that the incident at Alafara Community had nothing to do with a 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, Mr Sunday Odukoya visited the area, where it discovered that the suspected gunmen invaded the area in the early hours of Saturday and fired shots at the animals.

Mr Odukoya, a retired Commissioner of Police said when the incident was reported to Governor Makinde, he immediately directed the Ministry of Health to take over the treatment of the victims.

He added that government would compensate the owners for the killed cows.

Iyabo Adebisi

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