From Osagie Otabor, Akure
Residents in 5 villages in Akure North native authorities have reportedly fled over assault by some suspected fulani herdsmen.
The villages are Adejubu, Adewole, Olotin, Olondan and Jojo.
It couldn’t be confirmed if anyone was killed within the assault.
Witnesses stated the herdsmen had been on a reprisal assault leaders of the assorted communities chased them away from grazing on their farmlands.
The supply stated, ” The Fulani herdsmen normally destroyed the farms of the villagers at any time when their cows are grazing . So final week, they (herdsmen) got here once more to graze and the villagers chased them away.
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” On Sunday night time, the herdsmen got here in massive quantity and burnt down the homes within the villages . The residents of the villages needed to run away for his or her lives for worry of being killed. ”
Heavy safety personnel from the Ondo police command and the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps had been deployed to the realm to forestall additional breakdown of legislation and order.
Public Relations Officer of the state command of the NSCDC, Mr Ayodeji Olufemi stated the lads of the command couldn’t discover any hint of burnt home within the villages, when their males had been despatched there.
“Once we acquired the data, our males moved there instantly however the report they introduced was that there have been no traces of burnt buildings and likewise each the residents that raised the alarm and the alleged Fulani herdsmen weren’t discovered on the villages.”
Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, stated there was no assault within the communities.