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Fulani Herdsmen Attack Falae Again

The Ilado farm of the Former Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF) Chief Olu Falae near Akure, the Ondo state capital was again Wednesday reportedly attacked by suspected hoodlums suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

Sources said crops worth millions of Naira were destroyed in the process of grazing their cattle.

The Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin told reporters in Akure after the monthly meeting of the association, held at the residence of its leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti.

The Personal Assistant (PA) to Chief Falae, Captain Moshood Raji (rtd.) confirmed the incident, saying many crops were destroyed by the hoodlums.

According to him, it was the police escorts of the elder statesman who shot sporadically into the air that sent the herdsmen out of the farm.

He said they attacked Falae’s farm and destroyed the crops,adding that they had immediately reported the incident to the police.

Odumakin,in a communique he read after the meeting accused the Federal Government of showing no concern at the incessant attacks of the Fulani herdsmen on the people of the South-West and Middle-Belt.

He expressed worry over the renewed onslaught of Fulani herdsmen in Yoruba land.

His words “ Recently, a Permanent Secretary of Osun origin, Mrs. Funke Kolawole was killed on Okene-Lokoja road on her way to Abuja.

“Also, another 72-year-old woman was recently gang-raped in Odigbo area of Ondo State and the hoodlums are yet to be brought to book and of course Chief Olu Falaye whose farm has become a source of attacks by the Fulani herdsmen.

It urged the governors in the South-West to emulate the Ekiti State Government, stressing that they should put in place appropriate laws to deal with the activities of the herdsmen in the region.


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