LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Farmers in the Akure North Council area of Ondo State have alleged that herdsmen have threatened to displace them and take over their farmlands.
Spokesperson for the aggrieved farmers, Samuel Olowolafe, in a chat with journalists, in Akure on 24 April, said that the herdsmen have continued to wreak havoc in the community, without any challenge.
Olowolafe lamented the loss of their loved ones and properties worth millions of naira to the incessant attacks by the hoodlums.
He explained that the community, which is dominated by farmers, have come under heavy attack on several occasions adding that they are now helpless.
“What happened to us last weekend was that some marauding herdsmen wanted to take over our farmland; they came with guns and other dangerous weapons to attack us at midnight. They carted away our properties including, phones and foodstuffs among others.
“They carried out their devilish act at midnight. We are calling on the state government and the security agencies to come to our aid, our lives are in danger. The government should provide adequate security for us at Powerline and Ago-Oyinbo at Ala Forest Reserve.
“They came at the weekend again and attacked us, shooting sporadically.
“The attacks continued till Monday. They always carry out the attacks at night and in the early morning,” he said.