Some Fulani herdsman have invaded the farm of Olu Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, at Ilado village in Akure, the Ondo State capital. The herdsmen were said to have destroyed crops worth millions of naira on Monday. The incident was disclosed to journalists by Yinka Odumakin, Publicity Secretary of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, after a meeting of the association held at Reuben Fasoranti’s residence on Tuesday.
Odumakin accused government of showing no concern to the repeated attacks of people of the South-West and Middle Belt by herdsmen.
We are worried about the renewed onslaught of Fulani herdsmen in Yorubaland. 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, only yesterday (Monday) came under a renewed attack with policemen on his farm shot at by these Fulani herdsmen.
“We are aggrieved that the Federal Government has continued to turn the other eye while the herdsmen continue their unlawful activities over the country, especially the southern Nigeria and middle belt,” The Punch quoted him to have said.
Captain Moshood Raji (rtd.), Falae’s personal assistant, said the invaders were dispersed by the continuous shooting of the police into the air.