Farmers Bemoan Destruction Of Farm Produce By Hoodlums
Over One hundred farmers from Ijaye Farm Settlement in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State this morning embarked on a peaceful protest to the State Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan.
The farmers who carried placards with different inscriptions were protesting against the destruction of their farmlands by herdsmen in the council area.
Speaking on behalf of the farmers, the President of the Association, Dr. Tairu Tajudeen and the association’s secretary, Mr. Yakubu Olanrewaju said the herdsmen not only invade their crop farms with cows but also attack farmers who attempt to resist them and also rape their wives.
Dr. Tajudeen and Mr. Olanrewaju who explained that the herdsmen were armed with sophisticated weapons vowed to continue their protest should government failed to accede to their demands
Reacting, the former Commissioner of Police who also the executive assistant to Oyo State Governor on Security Matters, Mr. Sunday Odukoya said the state government would look into their demands.
The farmers had earlier taken their protest to the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development where they addressed by the director of administration and supply.