Mrs. Olajumoke Awosika, a farmer in Ibaayin village, Elekuru-Oloriasaoko area of the Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo state has given an account of how herdsmen terrorize farmers in the area.
In an exclusive interview with newsmen, the Farmer said it was ironical that Yoruba people who owned lands in the village sold over 200 acres to Fulani herdsmen, who have now unleashed unimaginable terror to farmers in the area in the last few months.
The 2010 United States returnee, who is also a 57-year-old caterer, said, “The first day they (herders) entered, they destroyed farms. This was on February 10, 2021. As soon as they (herdsmen) entered, they went into people’s farms, harvested their plantains for their cows, and uprooted cassava on their farms.
“Those are farms around me. These are old men, people in their 60s, 70s, and the herdsmen destroyed on a massive scale. They ate the crops, marched their cows to the two main rivers in the village, very clear and clean water that the villagers drink, the herders destroyed the water completely; their cows defecated and polluted the water.”