Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed two persons in Sanusi Village in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The herdsmen were said to have launched the attack on Thursday.

The victims are a farmer and a member of a vigilante group.

The operational motorcycles and vehicle of the Ondo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun Corps were also reportedly set ablaze by the bandits.

The Public Relations Officer of the Amotekun Corps, Adebayo Ayeni, confirmed the incident in a statement.

Ayeni said, “Men of Ondo State Security Network Agency, has again made another major breakthrough in striving to get rid of criminal elements in Ondo State.

“This cartel were piling up arms and ammunition to invade the entire state, while masquerading as herders and using the forest as kidnappers den for negotiation and ransom, illegal mining activities and cultivation of Indian hemps.

“The security outfits in conjunction with the police, the army and other security agencies in the state however smoked them out of the forest, after it was discovered that the bandits had killed a farmer and a member of the vigilante group in the area.

“They also went to the village where an Amotekun vehicle was parked and set it ablaze.”