Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has directed the state’s Ministry of Health to take over the medical bills of some persons who sustained injuries during a shooting incident at Alafara community in Ologuneru/Apata axis of Ibadan on Saturday.
The Executive Assistant to the Governor on Security, CP Sunday Odukoya (rtd), announced this when he led a government delegation to assess the situation.
Odukoya who discovered that the suspected gunmen invaded the area in the early hours of Saturday and fired shots at the animals said that when the incident was reported to Governor Makinde, he immediately directed the Ministry of Health to take over the treatment of the victims, while the government will compensate the owners for the killed cows.
“His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde, on receiving the report of the incident, immediately deployed a team that worked with me to look at the situation.
“We have since briefed His Excellency and he has also directed that the medical bills of the injured persons be fully picked by the government,” Odukoya said.
He also said that the state government has offered to compensate the owners of the cattle, while the traditional ruler and chiefs in the area are collaborating with security agencies to get to the bottom of the situation.