In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 24th, August, 2020

Horror As Suspected Herdsmen Chops Off Farmer’s Hand In Oyo (Picture)

Horror As Suspected Herdsmen Chops Off Farmer's Hand In Oyo (Photo)

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The Sufferer

The fingers of a farmer was chopped off by suspected herdsmen in Ikoyi-Ile in Orire native authorities space of Oyo State.

The Secretary of Idera Agbe Farmers Affiliation within the council, Chief Joseph Oyekola, who confirmed this to The Nation, stated the herdsmen terrorizing the realm have additionally raped two girls.

Recounting their ordeal within the fingers of the suspected herdsmen, Oyekola, who doubles because the Babalaje Agbe within the native authorities, stated:

“We don’t know what to do as a result of if we take any step or revenge, it’d result in bloodshed. Herdsmen lower off the hand of one in every of our staff engaged on the farm, they destroyed our farm merchandise. One other farmer was matcheted on the pinnacle whereas others had been injured, and two of our minors had been additionally raped.”

One other sufferer, Usman Daudu, whose farm merchandise had been additionally allegedly destroyed by the herders, stated 20 hectares of his farmland planted with maize, yam and tomatoes,  had been destroyed by the herdsmen.

“They haven’t stopped the assault on our farm, we now have pleaded with them a number of instances but they didn’t yield to our plea. They’re ‘Bororo’ Fulani as a result of the Fulani which have been residing with us by no means had any concern with us.
” Daudu stated.

The monarch of the realm and the Onikoyi of Ikoyi-Ile, Oba Abdul-Yekeen Oladipupo, stated he has been making an attempt his greatest to facilitate peaceable coexistence between the farmers and herders within the space. He stated farmers/herders clashes usually are not restricted to the realm.

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“We’ve got tried to resolve the difficulty many instances as a result of it’s troublesome to separate farmers and herders. We’ve got been residing collectively for some time.

I’ve taken plenty of steps within the matter in order to discover a lasting answer to it but it surely appears my efforts usually are not ample to realize the objective. So, we want authorities intervention within the matter.

I’ve had sequence of conferences with all of the Baales (household heads) round me to seek out answer to the difficulty. In actual fact, I even had conferences with the Assistant Inspector Basic of Police (Zone 11) in Osogbo along with the Commissioner of Police, and the police assured of coming to our assist.”Oladipupo stated

The monarch known as on Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, Home of Meeting and safety businesses to come back to the help of his folks earlier than the difficulty degenerates, stating he doesn’t need bloodshed once more within the city.

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