Three women have been injured in a farm settlement in Irele-Ekiti, in the Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Tuesday.
According to reports, the gunmen, numbering six, invaded the settlement around 4 am, demanded for money and attempted to rape the female farmers. Unable to get money or succeed in raping the women, the gunmen were said to have matcheted them.
The women, who sustained life threatening injuries, were rushed to Ikole General Hospital in Ikole-Ekiti, where they are receiving medical treatment.
The Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, said the command had begun investigations into the case.