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: 512


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...
Buhari dies while undergoing treatment abroad

DSS grills Oshiomhole over APC primaries

Herdsmen killings: We will hold government accountable –...

Boko Haram: Angry Nigerian soldiers complain of inadequate...

ECOWAS Court orders Nigeria to probe 2016 Agatu...

Imo crisis: God’ll impeach Okorocha, says Umeh

Nigerian govt refutes rumour its medical outreach programme...

Herdsmen unleash terror in Taraba, kill 8, injure...

Offa bank robbery: Association of Licensed Private Security...

Ballot box: Buhari showing his true colours with...

45 Boko Haram Members Convicted, Jailed 3 to...

US Releases Evidence Of Massive Corruption Under Buhari...

 

Latest News Prophet Anthony Nwoko killed in Enugu Presidential election: INEC denies arrest of ICT staff for leaking server data to Atiku N30,000 minimum wage implementation begins today —Presidency Gov. Wike suspends 12 LG Chairmen Gov. Ugwuanyi moves to tackle water supply challenges in Enugu Nigerians will suffer if fuel subsidy is removed – FG Ex-Anambra lawmaker, Nimo Pres. Gen, Frank Igboka assassinated Fuel subsidy: Petrol landing cost now N180 per litre – Fed Govt Tribunal: Atiku to call Microsoft, IBM, Oracle as witnesses, gives evidence from INEC server Kanu: I’m vindicated about Atiku’s birth place Policemen, others to die for kidnapping woman Nnamani wins again as Court dismisses Ezeh's suit seeking to disqualify him

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (9,055 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (8,713 views) NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (8,316 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (8,073 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (6,985 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (6,350 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (6,061 views) Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants (5,922 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (5,894 views) Prince Arthur Eze canvasses support for Buhari, Ugwuanyi (5,063 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (5,061 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (4,984 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (1,063) EDITORIAL (7) POLITICS (430) SOCIETY (108) SPORTS (16) BUSINESS (257) HEALTH (16) EDUCATION (21) ENTERTAINMENT (9) INTERNATIONAL (32) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (10)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands