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Fulani Herdsmen Arrested In Oyo State Over Violent Attack On Farmer

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August 27, 2013 – Fulani Cattle Rearers Arrested In Iseyin, Oyo State Over Violent Attack On Farmer

Some Fulani cattle rearers were arrested in Aboriso village, Iseyin, Oyo State, for allegedly inflicting injury on a farmer named Fatai Alimi after a disagreement over grazing on a commercial farmland belonging to Alimi and his sibling.

Brother of the injured farmer, Muibi Azeez, said the herdsmen led a large herd of cattle to the farm, which caused the destruction of crops.

He said a heated exchange ensued as Alimi challenged the herdsmen. He added that the herdsmen responded violently, and later attacked them.

Azeez said, “They came to our farm with their cattle and destroyed our crops. There was a disagreement and, in the process, my brother was seriously injured. I escaped from the scene to alert the villagers and the police.”

Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Police Command, Olabisi Ilobanafo, told our correspondent that the command was desirous of putting an end to frequent clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state.

She said the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Indabawa, had made efforts to restore peace between the herdsmen and the host community.

She said, “The clash is not peculiar to Oyo State, it is a national issue. The Commissioner of Police has called for another meeting to prevent break down of law and order in the affected area.

“We have told the farmers not to take laws into their own hands. If they use locally made guns to attack the herdsmen and in the process lives are lost, they will be arrested and charged to court for greater offence than the damage to their farms.”

[Report by Olufemi Atoyebi – Culled from Punch Metro]

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  1. Opebi

    August 27, 2013 at 6:35 AM

    Oyo people are no nonsense people, these fulanis will be wiped out in no time.

  2. Austine J.

    August 27, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    They must b punish because they’re not good at all, I could remember what happened in Benue State last time Fulani people are not human they behave like animals just like they’re catle fulstop.

  3. hites

    August 27, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    If southerns will stop eating their cows this mess will stop. We have enough of other sources of protean. They are everywhere in the south causing mayham on People. It has to stop.


  4. Taiwo Nordveit

    August 27, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Are those Fulani kidding? They were supposed to prostrate and beg but they instead decided to make a war. They should pay for the destruction caused by those herds or the compensate the farmers with one calf.

  5. Truth Only

    August 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    Good. These people need to be checked at all cost. They seem to only create problems where ever they go.
    Thank God for no nonsense Yorubas

  6. Livingston

    August 27, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Fulani causing irk in Oyo? hm! This Fulani self what is their problem and why are they every where? It is a simple case, the authority should use the cows to settle the farmer case close.

  7. Bolaji

    August 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    What nonsense is de police pro sayin it is a national issue, no mata ur view, what govt should do is 2 mak law that wil permannent dem in a cow or cattle settlement nt dem roamin abot & destroy ppl livelyhood. Govt shold do it now!!! b4 it wil b 2 late lik boko haram.

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