Adao, a community in Alabata area of Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State was on Sunday thrown into confusion after two suspected herdsmen stabbed a 49-year-old farmer, Rafiu Showemimo, to death.
Showemimo was said to be on his way back home from his farm when the suspected herdsmen accosted him for no reason, overpowered him and stabbed him in the neck.
The herdsmen reportedly abandoned him after reportedly waiting for him to bleed to death.
Recall that a 76-year-old man had escaped death after suspected herdsmen attacked him in the head. He survived after spending two days in a coma.
Lamenting the incident, the Olu of Alabata, Chief Sanusi Waheed, who oversees the affected Adao community, said, “The Fulani have crossed their boundaries and we can’t condone their excesses anymore, there is a need for an urgent intervention of the government in the Fulani/herdsmen problems in this community and country. We would do all within our powers in communicating our plight to the government.”
The Punch reported that the community youths later took stand at strategic points in their numbers and armed with local guns, cutlasses and charms.