Suspected Herdsmen Chopped Off Farmer’s Hand, R*pe 2 Minors
A farmer’s hand have been chopped off by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ikoyi-Ile in Orire local government area of Oyo State.
The Secretary of Idera Agbe Farmers Association in the council, Chief Joseph Oyekola, who confirmed the incident said the herdsmen terrorizing the area have also raped two women.
Recounting their ordeal in the hands of the suspected herdsmen, Oyekola, who doubles as the Babalaje Agbe in the local government, said:
We don’t know what to do because if we take any step or revenge, it might lead to bloodshed. Herdsmen cut off the hand of one of our workers working on the farm, they destroyed our farm products. Another farmer was matcheted on the head while others were injured, and two of our minors were also raped
Another victim, Usman Daudu, whose farm products were also allegedly destroyed by the herders, said 20 hectares of his farmland planted with maize, yam and tomatoes, were destroyed by the herdsmen.
They have not stopped the attack on our farm, we have pleaded with them several times yet they didn’t yield to our plea. They are ‘Bororo’ Fulani because the Fulani that have been living with us never had any issue with us.