1.27.2021

Herdsmen destroys a Maize Farm which worth N6.6m in Ekiti forest reserves

Suspected herdsmen destroys a Maize Farm which worths N6.6m in Ekiti forest reserves

A Farm which Worths Multi Millions of Naira and also owned by the Maize Growers Processing Marketer Association Of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) has been destroyed by suspected herdsmen in Ekiti state.

According to DailyTrust reports, It was reported that the farm covering about 235 hectares of land is at the state forest reserve in Aduloju farmstead located along Ado-Ijan road in Ado local government area of the state.

While Speaking, The State Secretary of the Association, Tope Emmanuel said that the herdsmen has been threatening the farmers last week leading to the destruction of the maize farm.

Tope Emmanuel said the herdsmens stormed the farm at night with dangerous weapons to feed their cows and, “all efforts to stop them have been rebuffed.”

He also added saying that members obtained about N6.6m loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the anchor borrowers’ programme in September to plant the maize, adding that the 160 members had been left with nothing to cultivate.

Also confirming the incident, the Ekiti Amotekun corps commander, Brig-Gen Joe Komolafe (retd) said “We are handling the situation.”

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