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Attack on Cows: Makinde Directs Ministry of Health to Treat Victims, to Compensate Owners of Slain Cattle

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde has issued a directive to the state’s Ministry of Health to foot the medical bills of victims of the attacks on cows that occurred on Saturday, in the Alafara community, Ologuneru/Apata, Ibadan.

The Executive Assistant to the Governor on Security, CP Sunday Odukoya (rtd), led a government delegation that visited the area, where it discovered that the suspected gunmen attacked the area in the early hours of Saturday and fired shots at the animals.

Odukoya said that when the incident was communicated to the Governor, he immediately authorized the Ministry of Health to foot the bill for the treatment of the victims, while the government will compensate the owners of the slain cattle.

“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.

The statement also revealed that the state government will compensate the owners of the cattle, while the traditional ruler and chiefs in the area are cooperating with security agencies to get to the root cause of the criminal onslaught.

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