Fulani herdsmen have allegedly killed a farmer, Raphael Shola Dada, 52, on his farm in Eruku, Ekiti Local Government area of Kwara State.
One of the victim’s neighbours, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the farmers at Eruku have since been having issues with the Fulani-Bororos who have been attacking them over time.
The man added that the Fulani’s herd their cattle to the villagers’ farms, where they destroy the produce and at the end of the day injured the people that are on the farm.
Corroborating the claim, an eye witness, Joseph Babalola who was hospitalized at Adeyemo Hospital, said he hid somewhere on the farm during the attack so as not to be seen, but was also discovered by the Fulani herdsmen.
He said “four Bororos came into the farm when we were trying to harvest some yams for sale. When Raphael saw them, he complained bitterly as a result of which the Bororos strangled him to death.
“I saw them doing that; I could not withstand seeing them kill my neighbor, so I screamed, when they wanted to escape, they heard my voice and shot me on the shoulder”.