A 40-year-old farmer, Mr Idowu Bayode has been allegedly macheted by two herdsmen in his farm in Ikakumo Akoko, Akoko North East Local Government of Ondo state.
Niger Delta Connect gathered that the incessant farmers/herders clashes in Ikakumo Akoko, and other Akoko communities has continued to raise tension in the community while residents of the affected communities and other neighbouring areas still live in palpable fear.
The latest attack is coming two months after three persons were shot dead by suspected herdsmen who invaded Molege Village in Ose LGA while several houses were set ablaze during the incident. This also follows the killing of a popular petrol dealer and his sales representative at Okeluse. Few days later, another set of herdsmen attacked the residents of Arimogija town, killing another three youths. Among those killed in the attack was the chairman of the youths association of the community, Augustine Lucky.
While narrating his ordeal, the 40- year- old Idowu Bayode, said he went to his cashew plantation where he met two persons already plucking the cashew into sacks and suddenly they attacked him with their cutlasses while he cried for help.
The victim said, “My brother later came and saw me in pool of blood as the Herdsmen inflicted deep cuts on me”.
Also speaking, the chairman of Ikakumo development council, Festus Omogboye said there was siege on Ikakumo as people were now afraid to go to their own farms and markets.
A community leader, Prince Foluso Aminu condemned the incident calling on government to beef up security in the area being a border town with Edo State.
The Ikare divisional police officer Ikare Superintendent of Police, Olatujoye Akinwande who confirmed the incident, said one person has been arrested in connection with the incident.