ADO-EKITI – Some hunters alleged to have escaped the superior firearms of the rampaging herdsmen in Ekiti have narrated their ordeal while mourning the death of one of theirs, Emmanuel Ilori.
Ilori, 68, was allegedly killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen on the night of June 28 at Orin Farm Settlement at Orin, Ekiti.
The bereaved hunter described the late Ilori as a hero who actually sacrificed his life to save the community of possible more disaster.
Ajayi narrated: “I saw the unusual appearance in the farm while I was hunting that Friday night, and “I promptly put a call through to Baba as a leader. He called others on phone and eight of us, including him, headed to the place.”
Other hunters, Martins Dada, Ogundele Omiata and Biodun Awomayi, who corroborated Ajayi, said the deceased hunter called them to embark on the mission, saying that while others took position at different spots, Ilori and two others went to the spot where the suspected herders were in the abandoned piggery.
According to them, while the slain man attempted to dialogue with the suspected Fulani herdsmen, who according to them numbered about 30, they just opened fire on him while the other hunters scampered to safety because of the superior fireworks of the bandits.