Save Us From Incessant Herdsmen Attack, Ketu Community Begs Abiodun, OGSG - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Save Us From Incessant Herdsmen Attack, Ketu Community Begs Abiodun, OGSG


The herdsmen cows accused of invading their farmland
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - Residents of Ketu in Yewa North of Ogun state have called on the state government to rescue the indigine of the area from the annual invasion of the herdsmen killing and maiming the people of the area.

The residents who are mostly farmers also accused the herdsmen of destroying their farmlands and other means of livelihood.

Speaking at a Press Conference in Abeokuta on Thursday, the leader of the Concerned Ketu Indigines, Comrade Lasisi Adewole said about five persons are being killed annually while another 15 also get injured from various attacks, calling on the government to start protecting the citizens of Ketu land in Nigeria as being done by the Benin Republic government for the ketu people in their country.

According to them, the annual farm invasion by the herdsmen always come between October and April dry season.

Comrade Adewole said the children of Ketu land along Eggua, Oja-Odan road have stopped going to school throughout for the fear of attack from the herdsmen.

They called on the state government to proffer lasting solution to the incessant attacks from the herdsmen.
Members of the community addressing journalists in Abeokuta
"The issue of Fulani and farmers have been going on for some time. Majority of our farmers are here to tell you that, Fulani people have returned and destroying our farmland. 

"In the past, we have written to Governors Gbenga Daniel and Ibikunle Amosun on this issue but nothing concrete comes of it. The present administration should come to our aid.  We appeal to the present administration in Ogun State under Prince Dapo Abiodun to see to our plight. 

"Majority of our children cannot go to school till next year because of havoc caused by Fulani herdsmen. We don't have good access to good water because their cows have destroy our water. The OGSG should please come to our rescue or tell us if we are not part of Ogun State."

He continued, "It has become a yearly occurrence every December to invade our land. They're around now. We want the government to beef up security in our area. They have come to do business and they should not allow their business to jeopardize ours."

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