Ex-UI staff alleges herdsmen set N50m farm on fire

By Editor on 05/02/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,432


A retired Deputy Registrar of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Pastor Samuel Odedele, on Monday has said that his N50m farmland at Iroko/Ijaye in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state was set ablaze by suspected Fulani herdsmen, last weekend.

Odedele told journalists that all he had laboured for during his years of active service had been destroyed.

He said the destroyed farmland had contained palm trees, cassava, yam, potato, cocoyam, plantain, banana, mango, rubber, orange and cowpea, among other crops.

He said the suspected herdsmen operated in the night on several occasions, with their herds of cows destroying palm tree seedlings planted in the farmland.

The farmer appealed to Governor AbiolaAjimobi of Oyo State to intervene by beefing up security in the affected area.

Odedele lamented that the destructive activities of the rampaging herdsmen had forced most farmers in the area to abandon their farmlands.

“The ones we are maintaining we put hedges with bamboo, binding wire and planks. But they went there at night, cut the binding wire and the bamboo or pull down others, so as to enter the land and continue the destruction of our crops.

"Anywhere these animals grazed last year, nothing can be produced there this year. Crop rotation is not available in most of the Akinyele area because they eat up everything.”

He berated the herdsmen for the dastardly act that has led him and other farmers to incur huge debts, saying that the reason why he invested in the plantation was to enjoy life after retirement.Punch

Posted 05/02/2019 07:13:51 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
MoU to Sack APC: Freedom, Joy beckon again,...

Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Umaru Namaska is...

Sokoto Governor, Tambuwal leaves APC for PDP

Army intercepts 154 rustled cows, arrests 44 collaborators...

Ship owners dismiss excuses over lull in eastern...

UNIPORT 100-level student allegedly commits suicide

COVID-19: Nigeria isn’t ripe for total relaxation of...

Shooting disrupts reunion of freed Zamfara schoolgirls with...

Uduaghan dumps APC, returns to PDP

Shi’ites vs Army: Buhari inviting anarchy ahead of...

South East will contest 2023 presidency as if...

Buhari won’t quit over Borno killings, FG tells...

 

Latest News 2023: Nigeria will have two Presidents if north insists on retaining power — Igbo youths Over 150 bandit groups operating in various forests in the North, says Katsina gov 50 villagers massacred, 254 houses, 7 churches destroyed in Kaduna – Paramount ruler cries out Bandits’ kingpins, 26 others ‘massacred’ as military sustains air raid in Zamfara EFCC arrests 30 cybercrime suspects at Kwara State University Ethiopian Airlines to resume flights to Enugu October 1 I don’t know how much senators earn ...I never received salary —Okorocha Enugu monarch suspended over demolition of blind man’s building 2023: Southern group slams NEF, says ‘Nigeria not for North alone’ Delta Assembly passes anti-open grazing bill Buhari appoints new EFCC board members We’re not responsible for Mailafia’s death, we did our best to save him—UATH

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (171,163 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (169,496 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (169,496 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (169,495 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (169,495 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (169,495 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (169,493 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (169,420 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (166,435 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (165,972 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (136,148 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (134,611 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (156) EDITORIAL (17) NEWS (6,671) POLITICS (493) SOCIETY (129) SPORTS (51) BUSINESS (365) HEALTH (57) EDUCATION (48) ENTERTAINMENT (49) INTERNATIONAL (176) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (37)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.