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Farmers, Herders clash in Ogun, five killed, houses burnt

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Farmers, Herders clash in Ogun, five killed, houses burnt

At least five persons were killed when farmers and herders clashed in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Houses, maize barns, motorcycles and other valuables were reportedly set ablaze in the clash.

Daily Trust reports that the clash occurred barely a year after a similar incident claimed scores of lives in Yewa axis of the state.

According to the news house, it was gathered that the clash started on Wednesday when the herdsmen and some Ohori farmers engaged one another in a bloody clash at Idofa village, leading to loss of lives and properties worth millions of naira.

It was further gathered that the people of Aworo community in Yewa North Local Government had chased the herdsmen from their village to Idofa in Imeko, killing three of them and their cows.

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Aworo people had accused the Fulanis of destroying their farms and water sources through open grazing of cows; a practice the Ogun State Government had banned.

The locals told DT, many residents have been fleeing the village for fear of being killed.

A source explained that after the Aworo people killed the three herdsmen in Idofa, but there was a reprisal attack on Thursday, leading to the death of two persons, one of whom was burnt beyond recognition.

He said, “The Aworo people chased the herdsmen from Yewa North to Idofa in Imeko. They killed three of them there and killed their cows.

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“On Thursday, the herdsmen returned in the dead of the night to launch an attack. They killed two persons, set houses and other properties on fire. One of those killed was burnt in a house beyond recognition. It took the intervention of the police and the Amotekun corps to calm the situation.

“As we are talking, many Ohoris are injured, hundreds are now displaced at Imeko town. We need the attention of the Federal and State Governments to take care of the displaced persons.”

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