Herdsmen destroy 200,000 hard wood tree species
Suspected herdsmen in continuation of their dastardly act have destroyed a tree plantation of over 200,000 hard wood trees species along Imope road via Oke Eri village in Ijebu north east local government area of the state.
The tree planting belonging to a private establishment are calling on the state government to extend the ongoing beef up pf security in the state to rural farmers in Oke Eri village, Imope in order to provide safety of lives and property.
Assessing the level of damage done by the suspected herdsmen, Giwa Bisi Rodipe said the Fulani herdsmen attacked some of his workers, leaving them with various degrees of injuries.
He said the case has been reported to the Police, as well as the capturing of one of the cows as exhibit.
Rodipe is of the view that ranching is the way to go, he stresses that cattle rearing is a business and as such, business owners should be able to take care of their respective business.
He appeals to the state government to come to his aid while soliciting for the enactment of open grazing bill into law by the State House of Assembly.
When contacted, the Ogun state police public relations officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident.
He said the police is addressing the incident squarely as a cow belonging to the herdsmen has also been detained at the Ijebu area command as an exhibit.
Reports by Felix John