Herdsmen Kill Father Of Two In Ekiti, Behead Farmer In Oyo

Suspected herdsmen, identified as Bororos, have allegedly killed a father of two, Olayemi Tunde, 32, in Ipao Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
He was killed on Sunday afternoon while he was returning from his farm.
It was gathered that Olayemi, a commercial motorbike rider, who also has a farm in the farm settlement in Ipao Ekiti, had gone to his farm to harvest some cassava when he met his death.
The tragic incident has thrown the town into confusion as palpable fear have gripped them.
Narrating how the incident happened, the Chairman of Ikole Local Government Area, Abiola Ajayi, who briefed newsmen on the tragic development via the telephone, said: “The deceased was an Okada operator who has a farm in the settlement.
“He had gone to his farm to harvest some cassava.
“He was with one other person.
“They were heading back to town from the farm and had loaded the motorbike with cassava when they saw some Fulani herdsmen coming towards them.
“They two of them were said to have been surprised at seeing the herdsmen.
“They said it was at that point the herdsmen brought out their gun and the two farmers had to run for their life.
“The Bororos were said to have pursued the two men and eventually got Olayemi who they massacred like a cow.
“We have reported the matter to the nearest police station and the Divisional Police Officer has since swung into action and sent two vehicles and they have gone to the scene of the murder to take the corpse and also commence investigation.”
The head of the local hunters in the community, Adebayo Odeyemi, sounded very angry on the development.
Odeyemi said the hunters have declared war on the herdsmen and would not allow such development to be repeated.
He said: “We haven’t attacked any herdsman but they have killed one person in the community now and right now we will ensure they are not allowed to do this again.
“We are valiant men, not cowards and we will face them this time around, defend the community, defend the farms.
“They have massacred one of us mercilessly and this won’t happen again.”
The Vanguard is equally reporting that an elderly farmer was on Saturday beheaded by herdsmen on his farm at Iseyin, Oyo State.
His son, who was with him in the farm, was said to have been injured by the herdsmen who also destroyed crops in the farm.
The President-General of Agbekoyas Worldwide, Kamoru Okiki Aremu, who disclosed this to Vanguard Sunday night, said the deceased, identified as Mustapha, alias Baba Jeje, was a gentleman who was very popular at Iseyin.
Aremu said unless the Federal Government and Governor Abiola Ajimobi immediately arrest and prosecute the culprits, the Agbekoyas would declare war on herdsmen all over Oyo State.
He said: “We are grieving.
“These herdsmen went to Baba Jeje’s farm, beheaded him and also injured his son who was with him.
“We have had enough of these herdsmen.
“We are Agbekoyas and we don’t look for trouble.
“But for this that had just happened, we have sent all our members to comb the bushes for any herdsmen and deal decisively with them.
“If the federal government and Governor Ajimobi fail to bring these people to justice, we are going to handle them in our own way.
“We are not afraid of anybody.”
Aremu said Baba Jeje had since been buried according to Islamic injunctions.

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