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Monarch raises alarm over invasion of farmlands by herdsmen

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Monarch raises alarm over invasion of farmlands by herdsmen

Fulani herdsmen, who on Sunday seized hectares of farmlands at Ayete in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State, on have continue to consolidate their hold on the farms despite the visits of the state Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, to the area on Sunday and Monday.

The Asawo of Ayete, Oba Emmanuel Okeniyi, in an interview our Correspondent on phone said the leader of the herdsmen, Iskilu Wakili, had invited his armed kinsmen to join him on the farms.

He added that the herdsmen had started cutting down cocoa trees and burning cashew plantations. Some of the farmers lamented that Wakili had taken over the farmlands.

According to them, security agencies have not gone to the villages to dislodge the herdsmen, who forcefully took over people’s farmlands

They alleged that Wakili and other herdsmen were driving farmers away from their farms.

Recall that Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday continued his trouble-shooting visit to the Ibarapa area, which he started on Sunday.

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Makinde visited some towns in the Ibarapa area of the state to feel the pulse of the people over the alleged killings, rape, and massive destruction of the farms of the indigenes by criminal Fulani herdsmen.