No fewer than two persons were reportedly killed when some suspected herdsmen attacked Sanusi Village in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
According to reports, the incident occurred on Thursday and those that lost their lives were said to be a farmer and member of a vigilante group.
The operational vehicle of Ondo State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun Corps were also set ablaze by the herdsmen.
It was gathered that the attack occurred when the Amotekun personnel and other security agents were carrying out the order of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to flush out the herdsmen who are illegally occupying forest reserves in the state.
The Public Relations Officer, Amotekun Corps in Ondo State, Mr Adebayo Ayeni, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday.
He said: “Men of Ondo State Security Network Agency, has again made another major breakthrough in their strive to get rid of criminal elements in Ondo State.
“This cartel were piling up arms and ammunition to invade the entire state, while masquerading as herders and using the forest as kidnappers den for negotiation and ransom, illegal mining activities and cultivation of Indian hemps.
“The security outfits in conjunction with the police, the army and other security agencies in the state however smoked them out of the forest, after it was discovered that the bandits had killed a farmer and a member of the vigilante group in the area.
“They also went to the village where an Amotekun vehicle was parked and set it ablaze.”