Days after the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation (MACBAN), accepted the calls for of the Ondo State Authorities to cease open and evening grazing, some herders have led their cows to destroy some farms in Idanre, headquarters of Idanre Native Authorities Space of Ondo State.
Whereas counting their losses, the farmers who had arrived at their farms for the day’s farming actions stated the herders perpetrated the act within the midnight.
With crops price tens of millions of naira eaten and destroyed by the cows, farmers at Obasooto farm settlement the place the incident occurred, stated all their sweat and labour had vanished because of what they described because the wickedness of the herders.
In response to one of many farmers, Mr. Friday Ayaghi acknowledged, his cassava plantation which he had been cultivating for some time was eaten and destroyed by the cows.
Whereas lamenting that every one his cash was invested on the plantation, Ayaghi stated all of the plans he made in hope of reaping positive aspects from his produce have gone to ruins.
For Pa Olatuja Idowu, a bodily challenged octogenarian, it was the identical story as his farm and that of his spouse which had cassava, pineapples, plantains and cocoyam had been all destroyed by the herdsmen and their cows.
In response to Idowu, the herdsmen first attacked his spouse’s farm about ten days in the past however got here once more to destroy his farm and the remainder of his spouse’s farm.
When contacted over the event, the Commander of Amotekun within the state, Adetunji Adeleye, who confirmed the incident disclosed that operatives of the corps had been deployed to the affected farms to determine the extent of the destruction in addition to quantify the injury accomplished.
The Amotekun boss additionally acknowledged that the Chairman of MACBAN within the state had been invited in direction of figuring out and apprehending herders who dedicated the crime.
Farmers cry out as herders invade, destroy farms in Ondo group