An aide to the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Ime Uwah has raised an alarm over the invasion of his land measuring 5 hectares by fulani herdsmen.
According to the Governor’s aide who addressed the public through his Facebook official handle, he alleged that the herdsmen had earlier in July, 2020 invaded his Farmland along airport road, destroyed what he described as ‘a large portion of its vegetable and crop plantation’, attacked the farm manager and inflicted on him serious wounds resulting from matchete cut, a case he said was reported to the security agency but no action was taken.
Again, according to him, they managed to stop the herdsmen from burning down the plantation, yesterday, February 12.
“Just this Evening we just managed to stop a wild fire set by this same herdsmen from burning down the entire 5 hectares of our plantation.
The video below shows the audacity these guys have, strolling with their cattles through an investment worth millions of Naira in a far down south-south region of the Country where its people depend highly on crop farming for food sufficiency, ” he wrote.
Recently, there has been spate of attacks on farmers and farmlands across states in the southern and Middle belt part of the country.
Nobel Laurette, Prof Wole Soyinka’s residence in Abeokuta, Ogun was recently attacked by men believed to be fulani herdsmen.