Unknown gunmen in the late hours of Saturday killed a herdsman and six member of his family in a village near Wasinmi, a community along Ife/Ibadan road, Osun State.
VANTAGE NEWS learnt that the gunmen invaded the home of the herdsman late on Saturday before carrying out the dastardly act.
According to multiple reports, police operatives, men of Oodua Peoples Congress and Hunters Group of Nigeria have been deployed in the bush in the area.
Confirming the incident, the Osun Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, said all the deceased were members of the same family.
She added that the state Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, visited the scene of the incident Sunday morning.
In a tweet, a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-kayode condemned the massacre, saying, “this is barbaric & unacceptable. Those that indulge in such cruel & callous acts are as bad as the foreign Fulani terrorists that kill our people.”