‘Fulani herdsmen’ invade Falae’s farm
Fulani herdsmen have reportedly invaded the farmland belonging to the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Chief Olu Falae.
They allegedly destroyed his crops at Ilado in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The farm manager, Bruno Akhigbodemen, who conducted reporters round the farmland, said over one kilometre plantation of maize was destroyed during the invasion last Sunday.
Akhigbodemen said the herdsmen arrived at 2am.
He said the workers’ efforts to prevent the destruction of the farmland were rebuffed as they were threatened by the herdsmen.
The farm manager said the former Finance minister reported the latest destruction to the police.
Some detectives from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were immediately deployed to the farm on Monday.
They reportedly combed neighbouring villages for the suspects but were unable to make any arrest.
It was gathered that the police have invited leaders of the herdsmen, who stood as sureties for those who were arrested and released during the last invasion when over N500, 000 worth of farm products were destroyed.
Akhigbodemen described the latest destruction as devastating. He appealed to the government and the security operatives to act decisively on the matter.
Falae could not be reached for comments.
Police spokesman Olufemi Joseph said he had not been adequately briefed by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO).
Culled from: http://thenationonlineng.net/fulani-herdsmen-invade-falaes-farm/