Closely armed Fulani herdsmen chased away some native farmers in Alagbaka extension space of Ondo State after destroying their farmlands.
Adetunji Adeleye, Commander of the Ondo State Safety Community Company, codenamed “Amotekun Corps”, disclosed in an interview on Tuesday.
Adeleye revealed that over eight separate farmlands with crops corresponding to maize and cassava had been destroyed by the Fulani herdsmen.
“On seeing the homeowners of the affected farmlands, the closely armed herders tried to kill them however the farmers ran for his or her expensive lives,” he mentioned.
The Amotekun Corps bought wind of the incident following the experiences made by the helpless farmers.
He famous that the Corps, in a joint safety community with the Agro-Rangers of the NSCDC, instantly swung into motion by visiting the world.
Adeleye added that the herdsmen, upon seeing the safety companies, instantly launched an assault however had been overpowered, and took to their heels.
He, nonetheless, disclosed that no fewer than 42 cows belonging to the herdsmen had been later seized by the Corps.
Whereas decrying the extent of destruction to the farmlands, Adeleye vowed that the herdsmen could be made to pay for the crops destroyed and subsequently face prosecution.
One of many farmers, Olawale Aluko, lamented how the armed herdsmen had been destroying their crops. Aluko known as for assist to cease the incessant assaults and harassment.