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Makinde takes over medical bills of injured victims

Published by The Nation on Mon, 22 Feb 2021

By Yinka Adeniran, IbadanOyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has directed the Ministry of Health to take over the medical bills of the persons who sustained injuries during a shooting at Alafara community in Ologuneru/Apata area of Ibadan last Saturday.Suspected gunmen on Saturday morning invaded the area and killed a number of cows, leaving some injured.Oyo State Police Command, through the Eleyele Divisional Police Officer, immediately mobilised to the scene and announced that its operatives were on the trail of the perpetrators, as investigations continued.A statement by the command said the incident at Alafara community had nothing to do with Yoruba/Hausa-Fulani clash, adding that peace had 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, where it discovered that the suspected gunmen invaded the area on Saturday morning and shot the animals.He said when the incident was reported to Governor Makinde, he directed the Ministry of Health to take over the treatment of the victims, while the government would compensate the owners of the killed cows.His Excellency, Governor Makinde, on receiving the report of the incident, deployed a team that worked with me to look at the situation.We have since briefed His Excellency and he has directed that the medical bills of the injured persons be picked by the government, Odukoya said.He said the government would compensate the owners of the cattle, while the traditional ruler and chiefs in the area were collaborating with security agencies to get to the bottom of the situation.
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