Residents of Asa, Agbon, Ibeku and Oja-Odan communities in the Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State are living in fear after receiving a threat letter from unknown persons they claimed to be killer herdsmen.
The unknown assailants were said to have written to residents of the communities, threatening to invade some strategic places in a reprisal attack.
According to the notice pasted on walls across the villages on Saturday, December 17, 2022, the assailants informed the residents of their plan to attack the communities soon.
In the letter written in English and Hausa languages, the said herdsmen notified leaders of the communities to expect them between December and January, 2023.
“Attention! Attention!! Attention!! To all following communities; Asa, Agbon, lbeku, Oja-odan and its environs,” the letter read.
“You think you can send away our people from the land they bought in Nigeria, our fathers land, you kill our people, you kill their cows, you take over all their properties. You think you can go scot-free. It’s high time we came for revenge.
“All the above-mentioned communities’ leaders should prepare for the war between December and January. We are coming to take back our father’s property,” the notice read.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that he had seen the letter.
The PPRO however, assured the communities of the command’s commitment to unravel those behind the notice of attack.
“Well, I saw the letter purportedly written by a baseless group. We believe it is a baseless group that wrote the letter. No information is too small to take note of. We are not neglecting it. We are working on it to unravel those behind it,” he said.