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Ekiti State Residents Protest Over Killing Of Farmers By Suspected Herdsmen




Ijeoma Okeke

Ekiti State residents on Saturday protested the killing  of two farmers by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Friday in Isaba Ekiti in the Ikole Council area of the State

The angry residents including youths, women and the aged chanted songs of war, made bonfires and rained curses on the killers of the two farmers while vehicular and commercial activities were affected as major roads in the community were blocked by the protesters.

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The victims were identified as Toyin Akeju popularly known as Jisoro in the community while the other, simply called Daodu, was said to be a labourer invited to work on the farm. The two victims were mauled on their farmland.

The Commander, Ekiti Amotekun Corps, Brig. General Joe Komolafe (retd), confirmed the killing, said his men were already on the trail of the criminal elements as he assured that the corps would do everything possible to put an end to attacks by suspected herdsmen.

Komolafe said, “The two farmers were allegedly killed by the herdsmen after an altercation they earlier had on Thursday. We have handed over their corpses to the police while we continue with our investigations.”

Also, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, said that the police had begun an investigation to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the crisis and to ensure that culprits were brought to book.

Abutu said, “There was a crisis between some farmers and the herders, in the process, there were casualties. The police were contacted and operatives have been deployed to that axis to maintain peace. The corpses of the deceased had been recovered from the Amotekun Corps and deposited in the morgue at Ikole General Hospital.

“The Police Commissioner, Mr Tunde Mobayo, has called for calm. Policemen are on the trail of the suspected killers,”he stated.

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