Herdsmen strike in Ogun

Herdsmen strike in Ogun

Suspected herdsmen have allegedly killed a farmer, Adetona Owolabi, on his farmland at Afon in Imeko-Afon local government area of Ogun state.


Galaxy news gathered that trouble began when the farmer, who was working on his farmland located few meters from the newly constructed bridge at Afon, along the Owode-Abeokuta Road, suddenly saw a cattle and herdsmen on his farm.

Following this development, he was said to have accosted them for allowing their cattle to graze on the farmland and destroying his cassava, yam, and vegetables.

The assailants allegedly attacked and inflicted him with varying degrees of machete cuts and later died due to the severity of the injuries, just as the perpetrators allegedly fled the scene.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said one suspect had been arrested in connection with the attack.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered that the suspect is transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department in Abeokuta.

The killing of the innocent farmer comes after the state government said it had taken measures to prevent clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

 

Report by John Felix 

 

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