The Oyo State Police Command on Saturday said it has launched a manhunt for a Fulani herdsman that killed a farmer in Igbeti, Oke-Ogun area of the state.
The farmer, Musiliu Aliu, was hacked to death on his farm by the herdsman during an argument over the latter’s cattle grazing on Aliu’s farmland.
It was revealed that, the farmer had complained about the herdsman’s cattle eating yam tubers he had kept for planting.
Chairman of Igbeti Community, Alawode Fasina, said, “The herdsman later alleged that his cattle were poisoned. While the farmer made plans to report the herdsman to the police, he stopped at his farm to plant the remaining tubers. It was at that point the Fulani man killed him in an ambush.”
Public Relations Officer of the command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, told our correspondent that the killer would soon be apprehended. He added that members of the Fulani community in the area were helping the police in the search for the killer.
Meanwhile, two traditional rulers in Yewa, Eselu of Iselu, Oba Akinyemi Akintunde, and Olobi of Ilobi, Oba Saliu Ajibade, have called on policemen in the state to check the menace of herdsmen on the communities’ farmlands.