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Suspected herdsmen tie farmer to tree, hack him to death with machete in Oyo

A farmer, simply identified as Kola was reportedly was tied to a tree and hacked to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the sad incident happened in the early hours of Sunday when suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked his village, Oke Orogun in Saki West Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The news of the attack was said to have angered some youths in Saki, who invaded a Fulani settlement and set some of the huts on fire.

The Fulani residents were said to have fled on sighting the angry youths coming towards their huts.

The Coordinator of the Odua People’s Congress in Oyo State, Mr Rotimi Olumo, confirmed the incident to PUNCH on the telephone.

He said, “One person was said to have been killed on Sunday by herdsmen and somebody was killed before that time.”

According to the Director of Media of the Okere Palace, Akeem Olabisi, the Okere of Sakiland, Oba Khalid Olabisi, has been making efforts to calm the people of the town down so that the incident would not lead to a more serious crisis.

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