Gunmen on Friday morning ambushed and allegedly killed five farmers who were on their way to the farm at Modakeke.
It was gathered the incident happened around 7 am 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 the corpses of the farmers.
Osun police spokesperson SP Yemisi Opalola said according to The Nation: “I heard some people were killed and the Commissioner of Police, Mr Olawale Olokode has deployed more of our men to the scene.
“Our men are doing everything possible to restore peace in the area.”
The attack happened on “Isese Day” 2021, as the Osun government declared Friday a public holiday to mark the festival. The festival is celebrated by Yoruba traditionalists globally. They call it ‘World Isese Day’.