Herdsmen Destroy Hectares Of Cassava Farm In Ondo

Herdsmen have reportedly destroyed 30 hectares of cassava farm at lgbaraoke, in lfedore council area of Ondo State.

The cassava farmland, estimated at over N10 million, belongs to the former Information and Orientation commissioner in the state and former National vice chairman (South) of the People’s Democratic Party, Dr. Eddy Olafeso.

Olafeso, when he spoke with newsmen in Akure, lamented the destruction of his farm.

His farm manager, Adeola Ariyo, while narrating his ordeal, said that the 30 hectares of cassava farm were destroyed by the cows brought by the herdsmen.

Ariyo said that the herdsmen uprooted the whole cassava for their cows to feed on.

He explained that workers on the farms concluded the weeding of the farm, after spending about N600,000 before going for Christmas break, only to return to find the entire farm destroyed.

Ariyo said they discovered traces of the footprints of the cows and the herdsmen at the farm.

“The cassava were uprooted and given to the cows to feed on them.

“We had planned to embark on the harvesting of the cassava and reinvest the money on more capital projects, but that hope had been dashed with the destruction of the cassava farm

“We have officially reported to the headquarters of Amotekun in Ifedore local government.

“The cows have turned the 30 hectares of land into a grazing field. The herdsmen destroyed the entire farm and destroyed our means of survival.”

He said the colossal damage done on the farm by the herdsmen and their cows affected the health of his principal.

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