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Ondo: Fulani herdsmen burn farms, houses over villagers’ refusal of grazing

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have burnt farms, houses and shot three persons dead at Molege Village in Ose Council Area of Ondo State.

According to reports, the herdsmen were provoked when the villagers prevented their cows from feeding on their farmlands.

They reportedly mobilised and set the village and farms on fire.

The villages took to their heels while their properties were destroyed by the herdsmen.

Confirming the incident, the state Commander of Amotekun, Chief Adeleye Adetunji, said that “while on a routine patrol today at Molege in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State our men were informed that some nearby villages in Molege have been taken over by herdsmen while they burnt down some people’s properties.

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“We moved in with three patrol vehicles and took control of the situation in the village.

“On their way back, some men suspected to be herdsmen suddenly open fire on our men in an unprovoked attack because Amotekun does not want to start shooting people.

“We are trying to find out who they are as an adequate investigation is ongoing.

“We urged the people of the community to come back to their homes as peace has returned back to the village.

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