Tension as Herdsmen strike again, machete Farmer in Ondo

Tension and anxiety are mounting in the agrarian community of Ikakumo Akoko, Akoko North East local government as farmers are now staying away from their farms due to incessant farmers-herders clashes.

The recent incident involved a 40 year old farmer Mr Idowu Bayode who was allegedly machetted by two herdsmen in his farm.

Narrating his ordeal on his hospital bed, the victim said that he went to his cashew plantation where he met two persons already plucking the cashew into sacks and suddenly they attacked him with their cutlases while he cried for help

Bayode said his brother later came and saw him in his pool of blood as the Herdsmen inflicted deep cuts on him.

The chairman of Ikakumo development council, Mr Festus Omogboye said there was siege on Ikakumo as people were now afraid to go to their own farms and markets.

A community leader, Prince Foluso Aminu condemned the incident calling on government to beef up security in the area being a border town with Edo State.

The Ikare divisional police officer Ikare Supretendent of Police, Mr Olatujoye Akinwande who confirmed the incident said one person has been arrested in respect of the case.

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