The Asere community in the Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo state was thrown into turmoil after an armed village attacked a river village.
Attackers who also appeared to be arsonists in their numbers attacked the community and set fire to 15 houses.
It was gathered that arsonists known to the residents of the community attacked the community after the locals allegedly informed the security agencies about their activities and movements.
Angry at the arson moves, women in the community who protested against the attack and destruction of the community called on security agencies to arrest the gang members.
According to the women who protested, who identified the suspected gang members as Kutu Mone called MK; July Mone; The best Oniwei; Iyemiyelawei Mone; Mathew Suku Polobubou; Dedewei Mone and Bado Ogbudugbudu said the gang had been operating in the river area for some time until security operatives began to tighten them.
One of the protesters, who simply called herself Faith, said gang leader Kutu Mone, a native of Asere, attacked the community along with members of his gang because he felt his men were giving reports to people about their activities.
For his part, the supreme ruler of the kingdom of Agadagba, Oba Zachueus Doubra said he had received a report that one of his subjects, whom he described as a ‘disobedient boy’, attacked Asere to burn the community.
Reacting to the development of events, the public relations officer Tee-Leo Ikoro said that the police are at the top of the situation, urging people to return to their usual work.
“Our people have taken over the area and in no time MK and his gang would have been arrested and also prosecuted.”