Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed a woman on her farm in Arodoye community in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The identity of the slain woman could not be established last night while attackers destroyed several acres of farmland in the area.

The community’s farmers decried incessant invasion of their farms by herdsmen, saying they lost millions of naira each time the herdsmen reared their cattle on their farms.

The farmers said the suspected herdsmen destroyed farm produce, such as cassava, coco yams, yams, vegetables and set on fire a cocoa plantation.

Speaking on behalf of the farmers, Justice Micheal Owoyemi, traced the genesis of the invasion to December 2016 when the herdsmen harvested most of the farm produce during the Christmas/New Year break.

He said: “The herdsmen also returned last December, destroying over 5,000 heaps of cassava in my farm. They took the advantage of the break and brought their cattle and uprooted the cassava to feed their cows.

“We have reported the herdsmen to the security agents in the past and also to the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo, who promised to intervene.

One of the farmers, Victory Oweh, said he lost over 10 acres of his farms to the herdsmen and their cows.

He said the suspected herdsmen killed another farmer, Patience Salami, on her farm some days ago, while no arrest was made by law enforcement agencies.

Justice Owoyemi said the farmers had petitioned Governor Olurotimi Akeredolu (SAN), security agencies and the Ministry of Agriculture about the incident.


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