Yemisi Baderu, wife of the Chief Imam of the Ayere comunity, was butchered to death in their home, throwing the community into palpable tension.
Eyewitness account revealed that the woman was murdered at her house in the presence of her husband and children on Thursday night when the assailants allegedly attacked her with a cutlass.
The traditional ruler of the town and the Alayere of Ayere Oba JO Olubo, who expressed shock and sadness over the incident, pleaded with the police not to release those held over the crime until thorough investigation is carried out.
He urged the police and other law enforcement agencies to beam their searchlight on the community and rid it of criminal elements.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Senior Special Assistant on Security, in charge of Ijumu Local Government, Taufiq Isa, who visited the community on Saturday, condemned the attack, describing it as heartless and brutal.
Noting that the incident was the first of its kind in the Local Government. He assured the residents of government’s commitment to restore peace and order in the community.
He commiserated with the Chief Imam and the traditional ruler of the community for the ugly incident and prayed for the repose of the soul of the desceeasd
Meanwhile, the Chief Security Officer has imposed a 7 pm – 7 am curfew in the community.
Confirming the incident, police spokesman Willy Aya said authorities have arrested three suspects connected with the attack and that an investigation has begun.
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