‘Fulani Herdsmen’ set Olu Falae’s farm on fire

Ebun Francis || A section of the farm owned by Olu Falae, a former secretary to the federal government, was on Sunday set on fire by people suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

The farm is located in Ilado village, Akure North local government area of Ondo state.

The arsonists did not steal anything on the farm but burnt down five hectares of oil palm plantation.

Moshood Raji, Falae’s personal assistant, confirmed the incident to Newsmen.

“At about 6pm, I got a message from one of the police officers attached to the farm that the farm has been burnt down by some hoodlums.There was no worker on the farm when the incident occurred because it was a Sunday.”

“We are on our way to the farm now to know the extent of the damage. We have informed the commissioner of police. About five hectares of the land were affected. The oil palm plantation was affected as well as some parts of the yam and cassava plantations.

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The police, however, is yet to confirm whether the act was carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Falae, the former secretary to the government of the federation was attacked and kidnapped in his farm in September 2015.

He was released three days later following the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari but the former Presidential aspirant said he was released after he paid a ransom.

The kidnappers were later apprehended, tried and jailed.