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30 Jan 2018

Tension in Osun communities over Fulani invasion

There was palpable tension in the agrarian communities of Osun State, as Fulani herdsmen allegedly invaded two villages, Oki, and Uro, both in Obokun East Local Government with their cattle and destroyed crops worth millions of Naira.
The incident, which occurred on 20th January, 2018 left many farmers in the sleepy communities completely devastated and sad.
One of the affected farmers, Prince Patrick Olaniyan, who narrated his ordeal in the hands of the marauder herders, told LinkNaija that he lost hundreds oof thousands of Naira as cows destroyed his yam farm
He blamed the Federal Government for what hedescribed as insensitivity towards the plights of Nigerian farmers, adding that the ugly situation poses a serious threat to farming business in Nigeria, and a recipe to food insecurity .
“We are not happy with this ugly incident in our community, similar thing occurred late last year and many farms were ravaged by the Fulani herdsmen in the name of feeding their cows and all efforts to reach their community leader proved abortive as the matter is getting out of control.
In the same vein , another farmer who was affected by the invasion of the herdsmen , Mr Samuel Ajiboye, alleged that his multi million Naira plantain farm, cultivated on five acres of land was destroyed by the cattle.
Ajiboye called on Buhari-led administration to quickly find a lasting solution to the herdsmen menace, saying the situation could degenerate to the extent of threatening the Nigerian corporate entity the same way Boko Haram insurgency did.
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