Pandemonium struck the Ibarapa area of Oyo State today, following the hacking to death of the 56-year-old farmer, Muftau Babarinde in the area.
Oyomesioro gathered that victim, Babarinde was hacked to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Orita Merin, Konko village in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state.
The incident which has thrown the people of Tapa, the deceased native village, into unrest, was said to occur around 7 pm on Wednesday.
Sources say the victim, had gone to his farm, to give his labourers food and was on his way back home when the hoodlums ambushed him and hacked him to death.
Some of the residents of the area said they could ascertain 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 Fulani Herdsmen who were forcefully evicted, by the OPC and vigilantes, who stormed the residence of Iskilu Wakili to arrest him in February.
Other people in the area including the Convener, Igangan Development Advocates, Oladiran Oladokun, confirmed the killing.
He said, that 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.
His words: “This has shown to the public we don’t have any security again. The government and security agencies have failed us. We can’t sleep with our two eyes closed any longer.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Adewale Osifeso, when called verified the incident, and added that more information would be made published as the investigation has begun into the matter.