Suspected herders kill two farmers in Ekiti

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Farmers lament as Fulani herdsmen destroy multi-million maize farm in Ekiti

By Rotimi Ojomoyela

Ado Ekiti—Suspected herdsmen have killed two farmers in Isaba Ekiti,  Ikole local government area of Ekiti State.

The incident, which has created tension in the agrarian community, was said to have occurred on Friday evening, when the farmers were said to have had a confrontation with the herders which turned out to be bloody.

A resident of the town confirmed that one of the victims was popularly known as Jisoro while the other was a security guard with a  construction company. 

The herders were said to have fled after killing the victims.

Speaking further on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said crisis between the farmers and herders led to the death of the two persons.

Abutu stated that it was a confrontation between the farmers and people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen called Bororo, who were alleged to have been terrorising the Ipao-Oke Ako-Irele axis of the council area.  

Abutu added that the…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper