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Suspected Herdsmen Hack Another Ibarapa Farmer To Death In Oyo

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have allegedly hacked another farmer, Muftau Babarinde to death in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

The latest incident reportedly happened on Thursday at Orita Merin, Konko village, in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state.

According to the Punch, the 56-year-old victim, who was an indigene of Tapa town in the same local government area, was waylaid and killed while going back home from his farm around 7pm on Wednesday.

Some residents of the area accused some aides of the Fulani warlord, Iskilu Wakili, of being behind the attack.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Adewale Osifeso, is yet to confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report.

However, the convener of Igangan Development Advocates, Mr Oladiran Oladokun, confirmed the killing to the newspaper.

He said, “The man was popular in this area. The Fulani herdsmen inflicted machete cuts on him and made sure he was dead before they left.

“We are angry at what is going on here in Ibarapa. Our people are being killed and maimed, but the state government is not doing anything about it. The Federal Government is also not protecting us. We cannot continue like this.

“We may soon begin to start dumping anybody killed by Fulani at the Governor’s Office for them to know that our people are being killed.”

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