A former Secretary General of the Federation, Olu Falae, has lamented the fresh attack on his farm by men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
Falae said the destruction of his farm has become an annual occurrence as these herders burn down crops worth millions of naira every year so that fresh grass can grow for their cattle.
Recall that a section of Falae’s farm at Ilado in Akure north local government area of Ondo state was burnt down by herdsmen on January 21.
Falae, while speaking during a meeting with the state delegation at the farm on Monday said: “I don’t know why herdsmen have been attacking my farm. They did it last year; they did the same the year before the last. That is how they burn it every year so that fresh grass can come out for their cattle to eat.
“They attack my oil palm cultivation. The mature oil palm trees that have been bearing fruits to make palm oil have been burnt down.”
Meanwhile, a social-cultural Yoruba group, Afenifere, has condemned the attack on an oil palm plantation belonging to the 1999 presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, Olu Falae.
The group said the continued attacks by suspected herdsmen on Falae’s farm has gone too far. The publicity secretary of the Afenifere group, Yinka Odumakin, said the attack on Falae’s farm is unacceptable.