BY GANIYU AGBELUSI
Herdsmen hsve invaded Idanre community with cows, leaving farmers with tales of woes.
The people of Obasooto Camp, along the newly constructed Idanre / Akure road, had their food crops eaten up by cows of herdsmen.
The farmers, while speaking with Positive Fm said their crops were ravaged over the night three days ago by the cows as they only woke up to see their farms desolate thereby losing farm crops worth millions of Naira.
One of them, Mr. Friday Ayaghi, who hails from Kogi State and working in the area as a labourer said his cassava plantation with which he claimed he intended to feed his wife and children had been eaten up along with other food crops.
According to Ayaghi feeding his family now has become a challenge which seems insurmountable.
The story is not different with a physically challenged octogenarian. Pa Olatuja Idowu as his farm and that of his wife with cassava, pineapples, plantains, cocoyam were all destroyed by the herdsmen and their cows.
He said they first attacked his wife’s farm some ten days ago but came again three days ago to destroy his farm and the rest of his wife’s farm.
For Mrs Sarah Akingbesote, all her over six hundred heaps of cocoyam were eaten up by the herdsmen’s cows. ” How and what will I eat now”? She rhetorically asked.
Efforts by our reporter to get the Divisional Police Station, Olofin, Mr. Clement Akinnola to speak on the situation were unsuccessful as all calls put across to his mobile phone were not answered.