A 56-year-old farmer, Muftau Babarinde, has been allegedly hacked to death by suspected herdsmen in Orita Merin, Konko village in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state. The Tapa-born farmer was said to have been killed at around 7 pm on Wednesday.
Babarinde, it was gathered, had gone to his farm, to give his labourers food and was returning home when the hoodlums waylaid him and hacked him to death.
Some of the residents of the area said they could not say what was responsible for the killing of the farmer, who they said was very popular in the area.
Some of them said those responsible were some of those who were sent packing when the OPC and vigilantes stormed the residence of Iskilu Wakili to arrest him in February.
The Convener, Igangan Development Advocates, Oladiran Oladokun, confirmed the killing to our correspondent.
He said that the man was killed by suspected herdsmen and the killing had thrown the area into panic, saying the government and security agents had failed the people. He said: “Another Ibarapa indigene has been killed by Fulani people. This is not a crime when we are killed, but if a Fulani man is attacked, the whole community will be arrested.
“The federal government is not interested in our welfare, the state government also feels unconcerned as strangers are terrorising us here in our land and killing us. All these will end one day.”
When contacted, the police public relations officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso said he has not been briefed about the incident, but promised to get back to our Correspondent.