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Oyo Residents Table Fresh Request Before Sunday Igboho As Herdsmen Attack Communities

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Residents of Kajola village via Ayete in the Ibarapa North LGA of Oyo State have called on Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, to save them from Fulani herdsmen led by Iskilu Wakil.

Naija News recalls that Fulani herdsmen have allegedly taken two villages in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State, causing tension and forcing farmers to flee.

Residents of Ayete had revealed that the two villages include Kajola and Gbagba Idere, located in the Ayete Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking to The Punch on Sunday, one of the farmers in the village, Peter David, alleged that Wakil and his fellow armed Fulani men had driven away farmers from the village since they served him a quit notice.

According to David, government security agencies, including Amotekun Corps, had failed to confront Wakil, who they accused of having sophisticated weapons and terrorising the villagers.

David, who owns a farm in Kajola village, narrated that the people, who came from Ayete to hand over the quit notice to the Fulani leader, narrowly escaped because they were well fortified.

He said, “When the crisis started in Igangan, the owners of the land where Wakil is staying also said he should leave. Those ones were attacked and they ran back.

“He (Wakil) has driven farmers away from the village. This is harvest time for cashew and the people have been driven away. The cashew nuts are either wasting or Fulani are harvesting them.

“Just few of us who are real men are still around; all the women and children and some men have fled the village. Even those of us in the village also go to town at night.

“Some soldiers came and we were told the Fulani did not allow them (soldiers) to go into their settlement. They were said to have just discussed with them on the road but they were not allowed into their settlement.

“We are pleading with Chief Sunday Igboho to come to our rescue. The police and Amotekun have refused to help us. So, we will appreciate it if he can come here also to help us.”

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.