Ekiti Farmers Accuse Monarchs, Elite Of Aiding Herdsmen’s Atrocities

 Ekiti Farmers Accuse Monarchs, Elite Of Aiding Herdsmen’s Atrocities

Farmers in Ekiti State have accused monarchs and political elites in the State of aiding criminal herdsmen on the incessant attacks, abduction of farmers and the destruction of their farmlands and crops.

The Chairman of the State chapter of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Mr Adeniran Alagbada, while presenting a paper at the forum organised by Ekiti Council of Elders, tasked the Government “to urgently allocate areas to farmers to plant crops and ensure food security in the State.”

Mr Alagbada added that if the incessant attacks by the herdsmen are not curtailed, it will result in famine and adverse effect on the State and nation’s economy.

While accusing traditional institutions and political elites in the State, Mr Alagbada said the criminal herders were taking refuge in the unutilised expanse of land in the Government reserves in the State and taking advantage of the place to launch attack on farmers and wreak havoc on their farmlands.

TINU

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