Fulani herdsmen have returned to assault us. We will not harvest our cashews. People are running away from the communities
Residents of Kajola village through Ayete within the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State have called on Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, also called Sunday Igboho, to come back to their rescue from a gaggle of armed herdsmen headed by one Iskilu Wakil.
One of the farmers within the village, Peter David, alleged in an interview with Punch on Sunday that Wakil and his fellow armed Fulani men had pushed away farmers from the village since they served him a notice to quit.
David stated government security agencies, together with Amotekun Corps, had didn’t confront Wakil, accused of getting refined weapons and terrorising the villagers.
He stated the people had been struggling incessant assaults and destruction of their farms from Wakil and his gang for lengthy and added that they had requested him to vacate their land when the Seriki Fulani in Igangan, Salihu Abdukadir, was given a quit notice by Igboho.
David, who owns a farm in Kajola village, narrated that the people, who came from Ayete handy over the quit notice to the Fulani chief, narrowly escaped as a result of they have been effectively fortified.
He stated, “When the crisis began in Igangan, the owners of the land where Wakil is staying additionally stated he ought to depart. These ones were attacked and they ran again.
He (Wakil) has driven farmers away from the village. This is harvest time for cashew and the people have been pushed out. The cashew nuts are both wasting, or Fulani people are harvesting them…”