Hundreds of marauders suspected to be of Fulani origin have macheted a farmer to blackout at Agbon-Ojodu, a village in Yewa North Local Government, Ogun State.
The man, Mr Abidemi Ilo, who is presently receiving medical attention at the State Hospital, Ilaro, according to his wife, went to a nearby river to harvest fish from hooks and nets he set up in the river when eight Fulani marauders attacked him.
“I had warned my husband, a day earlier, not to go to the river when I heard that the marauders have arrived as usual. They usually troupe in at this particular season to kill farmers so as to enable the Fulani herdsmen a free grazing on our farmlands.
“My husband and his father were a bit far away from each other when the marauders struck. The marauders were using his machete to cut him until the arrival of his father who was mindless of death but to rescue his son.
One of the victim’s son, Zaccheaus Ilo, lamented that, “every year, the marauders do come and kill many of our people and go scot-free. Upon all our protest, security operatives have refused to bring culprits to book.
“Can we, youths, take farming as our occupation when President Buhari’s kinsmen have already occupies our farmlands hunting for our souls without the President calling them to order?
“We have been telling our parents to call the attention of Governor Dapo Abiodun so that we will not be wiped away by these herbivores”.
The victim, Abidemi Ilo, groaning in excruciating pains, pleaded the state governor – Prince Dapo Abiodun – to come to the aid of those in the border towns, at least, to make sure the security agencies live up to their statutory duty of protecting.
“I am begging our governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, not to leave us to the cruel hands of Fulani marauders. We cast our votes for him during the last governorship election because we hoped in him that he will protect us from the Fulani marauders”.
TheConciseMail recall that there had been uncountable reports in Nigeria dailies about killings in Yewa North axis of Ogun State by suspected Fulani herdsmen and her marauders.