Herdsmen Kill Two Farmers, Injure 3 In Ekiti State

SUSPECTED herdsmen early yesterday attacked Eda, one of the communities under Iyemero town in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

The gory incident claimed two lives and three persons were inflicted with injuries.

Sources identified one of the dead as Mr. Danjuma Ali, a farmer. The identity of the second person, whose body has been deposited in the morgue of the General Hospital, Ikole-Ekiti, is yet to be known as at the time of going to the press.

The Nation reports that those undergoing treatment at the emergency section of the Federal Teaching Hospital (FETHI), Ido-Ekiti include: Mrs. Jennifer Akoko, Mr. Joseph Achebe and one other victim.

The source said: “It has happened again today; it has been a recurrent killing.  Some herders called Bororo stormed the farmstead and shot these innocent people.

“They came around 1a.m. and were there till dawn. Our farmers are all afraid to go to their farms. They all rushed to the palace of Oba Ebenezer Agboola Ogungbemi, the Olu of Iyemero-Ekiti, to take refuge.

“We are mourning today at Iyemero. We are not happy about this incident and the government must do something about it.”

Oba Ogungbemi and Olu-In-Council restated their calls for establishment of a police station in the town to curb the activities of the herders.

The monarch, who spoke through the palace spokesman, Chief Ariyo Abejide, said there was urgent need for the population of farmers in this farmstead to be protected and secured by the security agencies from another imminent attack by the marauders.

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