Uproar As Osun Farmers Protest Against Destruction Of Crops, Attacks By Herdsmen – Sixt-Media Lane Consult


Farmers from the Ago Owu Government Farm Settlement staged a protest at the Osun State Government Secretariat on Tuesday.

Protesting farmers

The Ago-Owu Government Farm Settlements is located in Ikoyi, Isokan local government area of the state.

Their protest SIXT-MEDIA LANE gathered may not be unconnected to rising insecurity and incessant attacks from Fulani herders in the area.

The farmers who were bearing different placards, urged the state government to come to their rescue as their productivity was being affected.

One of the farmers, Jimoh Rahmon, said the situation has become unbearable.

“We have been constantly harassed and threatened by Fulani herdsmen. Ours is a farm settlement established by the state government.

“We call on the state government to accede to our request and come to our help. We are being attacked and this was not so before now.

“Our farm produce are being affected. Cattles just invade out farmlands, destroy and consume our crops.

“We don’t have arms to defend ourselves because these Fulani herdsmen are sometimes armed but we want the state government to provide us with security and protection.
“We are farmers and we love what we are doing.”

As at the time of filing this report, the state 3had not reacted to the protest.

The protesting framers added that they are also protesting against the Olukoyi of Ikoyi, Oba Taofeeq Morenigbade, who they accused of creating problems for them

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