Graphic Photos: Father Of 2 Killed By Fulani Herdsmen In Ekiti State

A 32 years old Nigerian man identified as Olayemi Tunde, has been reportedly killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ipao Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

According to report, the deceased, a father of two was allegedly killed by the herdsmen on Sunday afternoon while he was returning from his farm. It was also gathered that the deceased, a commercial motorbike rider who also has a farm in the farm settlement in Ipao Ekiti had gone to his farm to harvest some cassava when he met his untimely death.

While speaking with newsmen on the sad incident via the telephone, the Chairman of Ikole Local Government Area, Mrs. Abiola Ajayi, said:

"The deceased was an Okada operator who has a farm in the settlement. He had gone to his farm to harvest some cassava . He was with one other person. They were heading back to town from the farm and have loaded the motorbike with cassava when they saw some Fulani herdsmen coming towards them. The two of them were said to have been surprised at seeing the herdsmen. They said it was at that point the herdsmen brought out their gun and the two of the farmers had to run for their life.

" The Bororos were said to have pursued the two men and eventually got Olayemi who they massacred like a cow.

"We have reported the matter to the nearest police station and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) has since swung into action and sent two vehicles and they have gone to the scene of the murder to take the corpse and also commence investigation," she said.

While also speaking on the incident, the Head of the local hunters in the community, Mr Adebayo Odeyemi who was very angry with what happened disclosed that the hunters have declared war on the herdsmen and would not allow such development to repeat itself.

"We haven't attacked any herdsman but they have killed one person in the community now and right now, we will ensure they are not allowed to do this again.

"We are valiant men not cowards and we will face them this time around defend the community, defend the farms. They have massacred one of us mercilessly and this won't happen again.' He added.

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