According to Saturday PUNCH, Fulani herdsmen have returned to the Igangan community in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State a few weeks after they were forcefully evicted by Chief Sunday Igboho.
Farmers in the community told The PUNCH that Fulani herdsmen have started operation and destruction of farmlands, they are also threatening to attack farmers who resist their operations.
The Chairman of farmers in the area, Abiodun Adegoke, said herdsmen have started grazing their cows on farmlands thereby destroying crops ready for harvest. He said despite the ban on open and night grazing by the Oyo State Government, Fulani herdsmen still operate freely without any interference from security agents.
He added that a cow was caught on a farm at night two weeks ago, it was taken to the System Police Station. The police said the case will be investigated.
The farmers said they are afraid of possible attack by herdsmen in the area. They called upon the government to come to their aid.
Seriki Fulani, Alhaji Abdulkadir Saliu, and his people were evicted from Igangan by Sunday Igboho in January over kidnapping and killings being carried out by suspected Fulani Herdsmen in the area.
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