Fulani herdsmen allegedly invaded and destroyed Chief Olu Falae’s farm barely two weeks after some herdsmen attacked and kidnapped the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Conducting journalists round the farm located at Ilado in Akure North Local Government Council of Ondo State, the farm manager, Bruno ‎Akhigbodemen, said over one kilometer plantation of maize was destroyed during the invasion last Sunday.
‎Akhigbodemen told journalists that the herdsmen arrived the farm at 2am and wrecked havoc.
He pointed out that ‎the workers’ efforts to prevent the destruction of the farm were rebuffed as they were threatened by the herdsmen.
The farm manager said the former finance minister has reported the latest destruction to the state police command.
It was learnt that, following the complaint by Chief Falae, some detectives from the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, ‎were immediately deployed to the farm on Monday.
They reportedly combed the neighbouring villages for the suspects but they were unable to make any arrest.
It was also gathered that the police has invited leaders of herdsmen in the state who stood surety for those that were arrested and released during the last invasion when over N500, 000 worth of farm products were destroyed.
The activities of Fulani herdsmen who destroy farmlands have become a source of concern for farmers in the state and in the South-West generally.
Similarly, no fewer than four people were feared dead, while 15 others sustained injuries when suspected cattle rustlers invaded Maberiya village in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State yesterday.
According to an eyewitness, Malam Muhammadu Lawali, the culprits numbering over 40, invaded the village and tried to rustle their cows. The suspected rustlers opened fire when the villagers were alerted and tried to counter them.
In the battle that ensued, four people lost their lives, while 15 others were injured by the attackers. He said no protection came from the police divisional headquarters in Shinkafi, although when contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sanusi Amiru, confirmed the attack, but denied any loss of life or injury.


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