Oyo Fulani herdsmen and farmers in fresh collision course
Written by Taiwo Adediran on November 27, 2015
The relative peace that existed between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in Oyo State was ruptured yesterday as hundreds of farmers in Ido Local Government Area of the state staged a peaceful protest over continued invasion and destruction of their farmlands by the cattle rearers. Dissatisfied by alleged non-response to their persistent reports to the security agents, the angry farmers have threatened reprisals.
Numbering about four hundred, the farmers mobilized themselves from villages in Ido Local Government and called on the state government to do something very urgent to check the alleged excesses of the rampaging herdsmen who allegedly inflicted machete cuts on the helpless farmers after destroying their farms. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Leye Oyebade brokered a peace meeting between the two parties and warned them sternly to avoid any action that could rupture the age long relationship between them.