Again, herdsmen destroy, set Falae’s farm ablaze, attack workers

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Some have reportedly invaded the farm the former Secretary the Government the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, and attacked some the workers the farm after destroying it.

The , who were said have taken their cattle the farm in Ilado village in Akure North Local Government Area State, were said have destroyed the maize farm before moving to the citrus farm and set it fire.

Apart from destroying the farm, the also invaded the farm house in the middle of the night and attacked the workers.

The herdsmen were said have attacked the farm workers because they had earlier their activities to the who had warned them against further destruction

Confirming the development, the Personal Assistant to Falae, Captain Moshood Raji (retd.), said the herdsmen and their cows destroyed the maize farm.

He said crops worth millions of were destroyed as the invaders grazed their cattle.

“Herdsmen attacked Chief Falae’s farm and destroyed maize worth millions of . They moved to the citrus farm and after harvesting the oranges, they set the orange farm fire.

“We the incident to the police and the herdsmen seemed to be irked by the development, returned to the farm house and attacked the workers on the farm,” he said.

It was gathered Falae, who was abducted in September 2015 by some herdsmen, had invited the to the farm following the incessant invasions and destruction of the farm by the herdsmen and their cattle.

But Raji said this did stop them from coming as the herdsmen, numbering about 10, moved around the farm unhindered and insisted they would leave the farm because their cows grazed on it.

He however said the Commandant of the State Security Network, Amotekun, has been written over the development.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tee-Leo Ikoro, said he was aware of the incident.

(Nigerian Tribune)