Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday launched attacked Eggua group in the Yewa North Native Authorities House of Ogun Command, destroying vegetation price N500m and raping ladies folk.
Popoola Olugbenga, one of many victims whose greens farm was as soon as furthermore destroyed, told SaharaReporters on Wednesday.
“They came of their numbers at evening; they didn’t simplest assassinate the vegetation on the farms, they furthermore went to the barns to assassinate and burn them,” Olugbenga lamented.
“They went as some distance as burning down the homes of our americans in the village. They burnt the barns the place vegetation were kept. When our ladies folk were going to the river in the future of the day, they attacked again and raped each the married ladies folk and their daughters.
“After we observed the atrocities that were applied, we assembled a crew to meet with them. Then, we now saw the presence of the military. We now dangle had a bunch of mute conferences with them in the previous, but they don’t follow the solutions given by the security agents.”
Explaining the role of the military in the village, he talked about, “We now dangle told them to leave. The military personnel want to leave our group because they’re right here to intimidate us. They were sitting with the Fulani americans. They didn’t near by the steady channel. Their presence is now not identified to the police. We told them that beforehand, we constantly dangle a joint process force that defends the group. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), the police and our outmoded ruler must take into account.
“We came across it was as soon as the herders that introduced them (military). They mounted a roadblock at Kajola market in Kara-Shangisha, Eggua. Our outmoded ruler, Oba Michael Adeleye, was as soon as now not advised that they were coming.”
Confirming the topic in the group, Ogun Command Secretary, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Biodun Ogunjimi, talked about the rural communities in the inform, in conjunction with Eggua were experiencing brutal assaults by killer herdsmen, without any resolution in witness.
“Fulani herders assassinate farmers at will in the interior areas. They maim them and rape their ladies folk and daughters constantly. This has to discontinuance. We can’t proceed bask in this. Insecurity is now not simplest in the North, we face hell as farmers in Ogun rural communities,” Ogunjimi talked about.
A gathering was as soon as held on Wednesday and the choice was as soon as that the militia men must evacuate the group, and then the subsequent line of action would be taken.
“We are law-abiding citizens in Eggua, but we know our rights. We prefer the militia to first leave our village. Then the Fulani americans will be known as for a meeting. If they don’t agree to abide by our guidelines and phrases, they can’t live peacefully with us, they want to leave our group too,” Olugbenga added.