Herdsmen Destroy N6.6m Maize Farm In Ekiti

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Abuja (Sundiata Post) – A multi-million-naira maize farm for members of Maize Growers Processing Marketer Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) have been destroyed by .

farm covering about 235 hectares of land is at forest reserve Aduloju farm stead located along Ado-Ijan road Ado local area of .

Speaking with newsmen yesterday, Ado-, state secretary of association, Mr Tope Emmanuel said herders had been terrorising the farmers in the last one week leading to the destruction of the maize farm.

He said the pastorals stormed the farm at night with dangerous weapons to feed their cows and, “all efforts to stop them have been rebuffed.”

He said members obtained about N6.6m loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the anchor borrowers’ programme in September to plant the maize, adding the 160 members had been left with nothing to cultivate.

When contacted, the corps , Brig-Gen Joe Komolafe (retd) confirmed the incident, adding, “We are handling the .”