Fear grips Ogun State community over herdsmen invasion
The residents of Oba Community in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State have expressed their fears over the invasion of herdsmen in the community.
According to the Vanguard, the residents said the presence of the herders were noticed about three weeks ago when they saw tractors clearing some farmlands around Alagada village, about 200 meters to new Abeokuta Correctional Service, and within three days about 20 huts typical of Fulani abodes have started springing up.
The Baale of Oba, Chief Oludiji Odejimi, who spoke with Vanguard, said the manner the herders came to the town, calls for a proper investigation from the government and law enforcement agencies.
Odejimi said: “In fact, with the insecurity being posed by these Fulani herders, I don’t know why somebody, in his right senses, will now invite them to settle in a place like this.
“A higher institution is a few meters to this place. Also, a government correctional facility is about 100 meters to this place. How can somebody allow them to come and settle here? It is very dangerous. If we allow it without taking any action, this invasion is a time bomb.”