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Farmers In Kajola Return to Farms After Fulani Warlord’s Disappearance.

The Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Alao, who is also the Deputy Chairman of Oyo State Council of Obas, has said peace has returned to Kajola and other villages that Iskilu Wakil, the Fulani Warlord had laid siege on.

Oba Emmanuel Okeniyi, the Asawo of Ayete, and farmers in the villages had earlier cried out that Wakil and his armed men had chased farmers out of the villages, destroying their cocoa and cashew trees as part of the attack.

The Olugbon said in an interview on Thursday that the Assistant Commissioner of Police in Oyo State in charge of operations called him saying that peace has returned to their settlement.

The monarch said the police officer made mention of Wakil, that was accused of chasing farmers from their farms and destroying their cash crops, had taken to his heels.

He said, “I spoke with the Commissioner of Police yesterday (Wednesday) and she asked the AC Operations to call me. He called me and told me that peace had returned to those villages.

“He said the ACP got through to the DPO in charge of Ayete. He said the DPO told him that the situation was now under control and that the same man (Wakil) had run away. That is what he told me.”

One of the farmers that were contacted in Kajola, Peter David, substantiated the police claims.

He stated that farmers had started returning to their farms.

He reported, “It is true that male farmers have started going back to their farms. They started today but the man (is still there), he has not gone.

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“I passed through that side on a motorcycle not long ago. Their wives and cattle that they took away during the crisis had been brought back.

“Farmers have started going back to their farms but they can’t sleep there because they don’t know what may happen overnight. The women have not started returning and I believe everybody wants to be sure that peace is back fully before they will start sleeping in the villages.”

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