Two female primary school teachers of Onigbedu community in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State were on Thursday attacked by suspected herdsmen.
It was gathered that the teachers who sustined serious injuries were on their to school at Atola village when two herdsmen accosted and afflicted machete cuts on them.
The Chairman of Ewekoro North LCDA, Mr. Kehinde Adepegba, who confirmed the incident to Punch, said that the affected teachers had since been moved from the maternity hospital they were initially into a government-owned medical facility in the Ijaiye area of the state.
He said, “The Ogun State Government has taken over the case and as we speak the affected teachers have been transferred from our maternity hospital at Onigedu to the Ogun State General Hospital at Ijaiye. They are receiving treatment and are recuperating.
“Following the incident, all security agencies in the state have been placed on the alert. As a matter of fact, I even learnt that some arrests have been made. While still searching for the perpetrators of the attack; we have put certain strategies in place to forestall against a similar occurrence in future.
“From preliminary reports, we gathered that the herdsmen who carried out the attack only recently migrated to the area. They are not part of the Fulani community cohabiting with the locals. They are unknown in the locality but they will be apprehended.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, saying two persons were arrested but later set free upon discovery that the suspects were known faces among the residents of the area.