Herdsmen Crisis In Nigeria
Herdsmen operating in Oyo, south western Nigeria, have dragged the executive arm of government headed by Seyi Makinde and the state's House of Assembly to court.
The farm, which is on 100 hectares land, is among the farms assisted by Ondo state government with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) loans in its drive to boost rice production in the state.
The federal government is set to commence the remodeling of grazing reserves to ranches for the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) in seven states.
The deceased was allegedly stabbed to death in his farm last month at Shelter Afrique Extension Afaha Atai village in Ibesikpo Asutan local government area of the state by the herders.
Farmers in the area are lamenting and counting their losses after the herdsmen moved their herds to destroy crops such as maize, cassava, beans, cucumber, cowpea, among others worth over millions of naira.
In a statement sent to journalists on Monday, November 18, the spokesman to the Governor Emeka Ihedioha, Chibuike Onyeukwu, stated that the group lacks legitimacy to speak for the state.