The Osun state police command has confirmed the killing of five farmers by unknown gunmen.
T he farmers, who are said to be from Modakeke, were attacked while heading to their farm along Toro road
Spokesperson of the police command, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the incident, said the victims were on motorcycles when they were ambushed and killed by the gunmen.
Opalola said the police commissioner, Olawale Olokode, has deployed a police tactical team and officers to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the area, adding that an investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause of the killing.
She assured that the persons behind the attack would be arrested and prosecuted.