Sunday, 21 January 2018

Fulani Herdsmen set Olu Falae’s farm ablaze in Ondo, kills 4 people in Adamawa

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen have stormed the farm of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, located at Ilado near Akure, the Ondo state capital, setting it on fire.

Vanguard reports that Falae’s personal assistant, Captain Moshood Raji (rtd.) confirmed the incident to newsmen. He said the herdsmen destroyed five hectares of oil palm plantations worth millions of Naira.

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode also tweeted about the attack on Sunday evening.

It will be recalled that Falae’s farm had, before now, been invaded by the Fulani herdsmen destroying crops worth millions of Naira as the invaders grazed their cattle.

The former presidential candidate was also kidnapped by herdsmen and released after paying ransom.




Four people were also reported killed following a midnight herdsmen attack on Kikon, a village in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The suspected herdsmen are said to have stormed the Numan community around 1am Sunday, burning down the entire village and killing two men and two women.

The Adamawa state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Othman Abubakar, confirmed the attack on Kikon and Dowaya, explaining that four people were killed in the incident.

Locals told that the attackers drove into the town on motor bikes and carted away food items and livestock belonging to the community, which is just four kilometers away from Numan.

A community leader, Dr. John Gamsa, said that, “The said deployment of five units of mobile police to the area has not helped residents.

“The army platoon drafted to this area are just sitting and watching while the herdsmen have their fill of blood.

“Since the IG deployed his men, the attacks have only increased. The Federal Government is not sincere enough in handling the issue, as it has not done anything to stop the attack.”

The attack on Kikon is the eighth of such in Numan and Demsa between December 2017 and January 2018, with death toll suspected to be over 100.

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