Farmers in the Akoko area of the state, have sent an SOS to security agencies, as fulani herdsmen invaded their farms.

The herdsmen moved on to 100 hectares of cassava and maize farms said to belong to Messers Kehinde Ojuolape Olu Orowa both of whom got soft loans to embark on the project at Arigidi, Akoko Northwest local government area.

According to Ojuolape, the cattle destroyed the crops and would certainly deny them bountiful harvest this year.

He lamented that money and energy invested on the farm project had gone down the drain.

Similar incident happened at Akunu-Akoko recently when herdsmen destroyed farm crops and carted away palm fruits.

The development has scared traditional farmers from farms, with dire consequences of bad harvest.

Traditional councils in the four local government areas of Akoko Division will meet with the leadership of the Fulani herdsmen and come up with proposals that would put an end to the centralisation of farm produce in Akoko land.

 Police Area Commander for Ikare Akoko, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Razak  Rauf, urged farmers to always report such incidents to the police for thorough investigation and possible resolution in order to avert violence.

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