Five farmers have been reportedly gunned down by unknown gunmen while going to their farm in Modekeke town in Osun State.

The individuals were killed on Friday morning close to their farm in Toro village.

Confirming the killing, a community leader in Modakeke, Femi Eluyinka, said some people from the community and police operatives have evacuated the corpses.

According to him, there is tension in the town over the killing.

“Police operatives have arrived. Tension is on the rise. Five of them were indigenes of Modakeke and they were killed this morning along Toro road. They were heading to their farm,” he said. 

Also speaking in the incident,  spokesperson of Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said, “We heard some people were killed and the Commissioner of Police has deployed more policemen to the area.”

It was gathered that the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University had shut its main gate over the killings.

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