There is tension in Ile-Ife and Modakeke in Osun State as at least five persons were found brutally murder while going to their farm.
REPUBLICAN NIGERIA learnt that gunmen on Friday morning ambushed and allegedly killed five farmers on their way to farm at Modakeke.
It was gathered the incident happened around 7am when the farmers were heading to their farms along Toro road in Modakeke.
The incident caused tension in the community as residents and policemen visited the scene to evacuate corpses of the farmers.
Sources said that the bodies were found in Modakeke in the early morning of Friday at Toro road.
The Osun State Police spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident, adding that a team of police operatives has been drafted to the towns.
It was also learnt that the Obafemi Awolowo University had shut its main gate as at the time of filing this report.