Two farmers were on Friday hacked by suspected herdsmen while returning from their farms in Igangan, a community in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.
While it was reported in some quarters that the farmers– Seun Rotimi and Jamiu Jinadu had died, the chairman of Igangan Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Okedeji Olusegun, on Saturday said the farmers did not die,adding that their injuries were serious.
The council boss said he was informed about the incident and that the farmers sustained serious injuries after being hacked by the herdsmen.
It was gathered that the farmers were already receiving treatment in the hospital.
According to reports, the incident occurred after a popular indigene of the area, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, had gone to Igangan to warn the leader of the Fulani community over the incessant attacks on people of the area.
It was learnt that it was immediately after Sunday Igboho left the community that the herdsmen attacked the farmers who were returning from their farms.