Members of the Ebira community in Ondo State on Sunday called on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to save them and their farmlands from incessant attacks by some Fulani herdsmen.
“20 of our members have been hospitalized today following the attacks by Fulani herdsmen on our farms. Our crops are being destroyed, our water contaminated, the herdsmen will arm themselves with weapons in the night and embark on massive destruction of our farm crops and assault us, he stated.
“They invade our farm with their cows and uproot our crops, causing us great losses.
“They even go to the extent of raping our women. We are pleading with the governor to rescue us. We have been operating in Ondo State for several decades without molestation from any quarter.”
The President of the Ebira Community in the state, Alhaji Abdulsalam Dagana, urged the governor to intervene with immediate effect before things got out of hand.
CSP Femi Joseph, The state Police Public Relations said the matter had not been officially reported at the police command.