A business woman, Sikirat Titilope Alabi was another victim in the spate of brutal attacks by kidnappers and other hoodlums in the Southern parts of Kwara State.
The seven local government councils in the area have in the past few months come under siege with reported cases of kidnappings and banditry in several communities. Asa Local government council area in Ilorin South, which adjoins Oyun LG, one of the seven areas in the South has not been spared, either.
Alabi, according to sources was attacked and eventually slaughtered by unidentified machetes and gun wielding men on Sunday in Agbeku community, Agunji district, of Ifelodun Local Government of Kwara state.
The gunmen, the sources said, also carted away her motorcycle.
The business woman was reportedly attacked at midnight in her house at Agbeku, shortly after she arrived from Ilorin, the state capital on a business trip.
Oba Abdulazeez Shola Agboola, the traditional ruler of the town on Monday confirmed the incident. He disclosed that four suspects were now in police net in connection with the tragic development.
He lamented that the incident was the first of its type to be recorded in the history of the community.
Oba Abdulazeez said "all members of the community in collaboration with the police have resolved to fish out masterminds of the dastardly act and bring them to justice."
According to the monarch, the community had been thrown into panic since the incident, adding that no stone will be left unturned to secure the safety of the people.
The entire Agbeku community, at the time of this report has been thrown into a deep sorrow and apprehension over the attack, while security agents are on their toes for possible arrests of the masterminds.
In a reaction on Monday, the spokesman of the state police command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, also confirmed the development.
He said "on 03/09/2023, at about 08.30 am, one Alabi Sakirat (f) of Ile Idi-Ajagun, Agbeku via Igbaja town, reported at Igbaja police station on the same date that she went to her mother's house, one Alabi Sikirat Titilope (53), and met her in her pool of blood, already slaughtered by the neck by unknown or known persons.
"Some suspects have already been arrested and helping the command in its investigation," he added.