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Herdsmen stab 49 year-old farmer to death in Ogun

Outcry in Adao community, Alabata area of Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State as two suspected herdsmen allegedly stabbed a 49-year-old farmer, identified as Rafiu Showemimo, to death.

Newsmen reliably gathered that the despicable act was executed on Sunday when the demised 49 year-old farmer was on his way back home from his farm when the suspected herdsmen confronted, subdued and stabbed him in the neck.

The 49 year-old farmer was reportedly abandoned as suspected herdsmen were reportedly waiting for the farmer to die after being stabbed in the neck.

Recently, a 76-year-old man had escaped death after suspected herdsmen attacked him in the head, two weeks ago.

The man had gone into a coma but was revived at the hospital two days after the attack.

Attempts to get reaction from the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, failed.

He could not be reached as of the time of filing this report.

However, the Olu of Alabata, Chief Sanusi Waheed, who oversees the affected Adao community as one of his consenting communities, stressed the need for quick government’s intervention to abort the plans of the youths to foment trouble. He added that the herders had crossed their boundaries.

Waheed said, “The Fulani have crossed their boundaries and we can’t condone their excesses anymore, there is a need for an urgent intervention of the government in the Fulani/herdsmen problems in this community and country. We would do all within our powers in communicating our plight to the government.”

When newsmen visited the community, the youths were sighted standing at strategic points in their numbers and armed with local guns, cutlasses and charms.

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