Resident of Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State where a farmer was recently slaughtered by Fulani herdsmen have raised the alarm that the fleeing Fulani herdsmen from Oyo State have invaded their area, allegedly killing their people and destroying property.
The residents said famine was looming in their area following the invasion by the herdsmen, who they said, had forced farmers to abandon their farms for fear of being attacked.
The local government shares a border with Igangan and Ijio in Oyo State and Benin Republic.
They spoke through a statement signed by some leaders of the residents; Southern Youth Assembly of Nigeria, Abdulakeem Mulero; National Youth Council of Nigeria, Saheed Oyeleye; Federation of Imeko-Afon Local Government Student Union, Adebia Adegoke and The Patriots, Imeko-Afon Local Government, Abel Babatunde.
The residents in the statement titled, ‘An SOS on incessant killings, destruction of property and laying siege by killer herdsmen in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area, Ogun State,’ described the killing on Sunday by Fulani herdsmen as debilitating, saying it had thrown them into another mourning following the death of Dele Olowoniyi.
Olowoniyi was murdered by killer Fulani herdsmen in his farm settlement around 1am on Sunday at Oha village in Imeko, Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the state.