Ogun: Suspected Herdsmen Slaughter Farmer On Farm

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Suspected herdsmen, has slaughtered a farmer identified as Dele Olowoniyi, while asleep in a farm settlement at Oha village, Imeko, in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State.
It was gathered that the deceased was discovered by his wife with machete cuts in his neck and other parts of the body on Sunday.

A source which spoke with Punch noted that some Fulani herdsmen stormed the village in the night with guns and cutlass and killed Olowoniyi in the farm.

The source said, “One of our brothers here in Imeko was killed in the early hour of today (Sunday) around 1 am by Fulani herdsmen.”

“They stormed the village during the midnight with guns and cutlass, they were shot indiscriminately, destroying property.”

“Dele Olowoniyi was slaughtered by the Fulani herdsmen at Oha village. After killing him, they left for Iwoye Ketu.”

The spokesperson of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, who spoke on the incident, noted that there is no evidence that the man was killed by Fulani herdsmen.

“The place is a farm settlement, there is only one building there, where the man lived with his wife.”

“We were told that he complained of the heat and went outside to sleep, but in the morning, he was found dead.”

“Nobody can point at his killers, we cannot confirm yet whether the killers are Fulani herdsmen or not. We are still investigating.”

He further stated that the family of the farmer did not allow the police to keep the body for an autopsy.

He said, “They said they don’t want him to be taken to the mortuary, and since that is what they want, there is nothing we can do than to release the corpse to them.”

Meanwhile, Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, has said he has what it takes to defeat Boko Haram insurgents.

In a video interview released in 2020, Igboho said he was ready to fight Boko Haram without the government’s support.

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