Farmer Dies After Fulani Herdsmen Allegedly Set His Cashew Farm Ablaze

A farmer identified as Sikiru Akinlotan from Gbogi Compound, Isale Akao Area, Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area in Oyo State was reported dead on his farm on Wednesday after suspected Fulani herdsmen set his cashew and cocoa farm ablaze.

It was gathered that the deceased lost his life while trying to quench the fire on his farm.

The development was confirmed by the commandant of Amotekun in the state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju, in Ibadan on Wednesday night.

Olayanju said; “Alfa Sikiru Akinlotan from Gbogi Compound, Isale Akao area, Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government, died inside his farm at Itigbo, Apodun Road, Igangan, on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.”

“It happened that his cocoa and cashew farm was set ablaze. He met his untimely death while he was trying to quench the fire. Hee was never attacked by any Fulani nor any other person.”

Though the commandant of Amotekun could not confirm people responsible for the incident, a source which spoke with SaharaReporters noted that the illegal act was carried out by Fulani herdsmen.

The source said, “Can fire destroy a farm without somebody setting it ablaze? This is one of the reasons behind the notice to quit Yorubaland.”

“If Wakili and his men are still operating in Ayete, Igangan and Tapa axis, we cannot sleep with our two eyes closed. Don’t forget a similar thing happened in Ayete recently when the farm of Odomofin, Baba Saubana, was set ablaze. All their cashew farms were destroyed.”

Source: Naija News

Source: Naija News

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