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Kwara: Fulani Herdsmen Attack APC Spokesman’s Farm, Injure Many

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Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have attacked a farm belonging to the spokesman of the Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Offa in Offa LGA of the State.

It was gathered that the herdsmen, who migrated from Idanre in Osun State, launched an attack on the farmers at about 1800hours of Friday evening.

One person was seriously injured in the attack on the farm located behind Offa University.

According to the spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in the State, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, the farmers resisted the attack and in the attempt to overpower the suspected herdsmen, one farmer, Yakub Salasi (27) sustained serious injuries.

Others victims injured in the attack were later transferred to Abdulsalam Hospital, Offa for further treatment.

The herdsmen, however, escaped from the scene, while the farmers alerted the Offa Civil Defence JTF division.

According to Daily Post, while efforts are ongoing to arrest the suspected herdsmen, most of their cows were injured and seized by the aggrieved farmers.

A Fulani man, Alhaji Sabo Yaro, who intervened in the matter, promised to assist security agents in smoking out the suspects.