Farmer dies in Ibadan after Fulani shepherds set fire to his cashew farm
Alfa Sikiru Akinlotan, a farmer from Igangan, Gbogi village, Isale-Akao district, Igangan, local government of North Ibarap, died.
A man died at his farm on Wednesday after Fulani herders set fire to his cashew and cocoa farm.
SaharaReporters says he died while trying to put out a fire on his farm.
Amotekun’s commanding officer, Colonel Olayinka Olayancu, confirmed the incident in Ibadan on Wednesday evening.
Olayanju said; Alpha Sikiru Akinlotan of Gbogi Township, Isale Akao District, Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government, died at his farm in Ichigbo, Apodun Road, Igangan, Wednesday 10 February 2021.
“It so happened that his cocoa and cashew farm was set on fire. He met his untimely death while trying to put out the fire. Hee was never attacked by Fulani or other people. “
Although Olainka was unable to establish who set fire to the farm in his statement, a source in Igangan told Sahara Reporter that it was Fulani shepherds seeking to destroy Yoruba farmers’ property.
The source said: “Can a fire destroy a farm without setting it on fire? This is one of the reasons for the notice to leave Yorubaland.
“If Vakili and his men are still operating on the Ayete, Igangan and Tapa axes, we cannot sleep with our eyes closed. Do not forget that a similar thing happened to Ayeta recently, when Odomofin’s farm, Baba Sauban was set on fire. All of their cashew farms were destroyed. “