Herdsmen have invaded my farm – Falae

Olu Falae

A former minister of finance Olu Falae has alleged that Fulani herdsmen invaded his farm in Ondo and destroyed harvested crops worth millions of naira.

The former secretary to the government of the federation said the attack has been happening for a while.

Falae said he reported to the police and the state chairman of the cattle breeders association Miyetti Allah but there was no change.

A letter he wrote to Adetunji Adeleye commander of the state security outfit Amotekun was made available to reporters on Monday.

It read: “In the last few weeks, Fulani herdsmen came into my maize farm twice to eat up and trample large sessions of the farm. I reported the incidents to Alhaji Bello. Chairman Meiyetti Allah for Ondo State, nothing has happened.

“In the last few days, they have gone to attack my citrus farm by stealing harvested oranges and destroying what they could not carry away. The police on security duty on the farm were sent to drive them away. But they have been coming back every night to attack my workers in our camp, breaking their door and carting away all their belongings!

“Please let Amotekun save us and our livelihood. They kidnapped me on 21st September 2015; they should not be allowed to do it again.”