Chief Olu Falae, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Sunday reveal why arsonists Fulani herdsmen burnt his farmland at Imafon in Akure South Local government area of Ondo state. This could be the same reason why 500 hectares of farmland belonging to a retired Chief of Naval was set ablaze.
Chief Olu Falae said that Fulani herdsmen delibrately set farms on fire annually so as to let fresh grass come up for their cattle to feed on.
“They burnt the farm so that in the next few days, fresh grass will spring up which their cattle will later feed on. This is what the Fulani herdsmen do every year. The oil palm plantation was affected as well as some parts of the yam and cassava plantations”
“As I speak to you, the farm is burning. I had to call the commissioner of police, Gbenga Adeyanju who detailed the Akure Area Commander to go with my Personal Assistant and Farm Manager to the farm.” Falae said.
Chief Olu Falae also said Federal Government’s bid to establish cattle colonies would not be allowed in the South west.
” This is not about politics but the future of our people. We will resist any attempt to introduce any cattle colonies”
I too do not even support the building of cow colonies anywhere in Nigeria, since when did cow lives matter in Nigeria except in terms of meat. Read how to stop this Fulani herdsmen and get them out of business.