Olu Falae’s Farm In Akure Set Ablaze By Herdsmen

Olu Falae’s Farm In Akure Set Ablaze By Herdsmen

By Doyin Ajayi | Sub-Editor on November 24, 2020
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Olu Falae, SDP
From left: Chief Olu Falae and Chief Audu Ogbe During the Eminent National Leader of Thought Dialogue on The State of The Nation, a Platform for National Dialogue on the state of the Nation, held in Lagos. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

Suspected herdsmen on Monday, November 23, 2020, invaded the farm land of former secretary to the government of the federation, Olu Falae, and set it ablaze.

The assailants attacked the workers on the maize and citrus farms which is located at Ilado village in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

After setting the farm albaze, the suspected herdsmen reportedly headed to a police station nearby and burnt it down.

Moshood Raji, the personal assistant to Chief Falae, said the herdsmen and their cows destroyed crops worth millions of Naira on the farm.

He also disclosed that the herdsmen had relocated over 1,000 cows to the farm and insisted on not leaving the farm because their cows grazed on it.

“Herdsmen attacked Chief Falae’s farm and destroyed maize worth millions of Naira. They moved to the citrus farm and after harvesting the oranges, they set the farm on fire.

“We have reported the incident to the police. The hoodlums, who seemed to be irked by the development, returned to the farm house and attacked the workers on the farm.

Falae has invited the police and Amotekun Corps to the farm following the incessant invasion and destruction of his farm by herdsmen.

The former SGF, in a letter signed by him and directed to the Commandant of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, appealed to the security outfit to save his farm and workers from further attack.

The letter read: “In the last few weeks, herdsmen have invaded my maize farm twice with their cows to eat up and trample on large sections of the farm.

“I reported the incidents to Alhaji Bello, chairman, Meyetti Allah in Ondo State. Nothing has happened.

“In the last few days, they have gone to attack my citrus farm by stealing harvested oranges and destroying what they could not carry away.

“The police on security duty on the farm were sent to drive them away. But they have been coming back every night to attack my workers in our camp, breaking their doors and carting away their belongings.

“Please let Amotekun save us and our livelihood. They kidnapped me on September 21, 2015; they should not be allowed to do it again. Thank you for rendering our race this patriotic duty.”

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