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Baale Araro Cries Out For Help Over Alleged Incessant Attacks By Herdsmen

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The Baale of Araro, Ido Local Government, Oyo State, Chief Mustapha Ibrahim, is calling for help over alleged incessant attacks by herdsmen in the community.

The Nageria newspaper report that the traditional ruler said that despite series of complaints at police stations, attacks on farmers have not ceased.

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He narrated how seven farmers received machete cuts by alleged herdsmen after invading and destroying farmlands worth several thousands of naira.

The village, a border town between Oyo and Ogun, close to Government Reservation, is about 20 kilometres away from the city of Ibadan, with its inhabitants mainly farmers.

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When contacted, the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi, a superintendent of police, confirmed that there has been incessant skirmishes between the farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the area, but said there was nobody harmed by herdsmen.

He explained that it was true complaints were made at the Omi Adio Police Station, by farmers from Araro community, and the DPO and some officers visited the area to access the situation.

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However, the Baale disagreed with the police and took time off to invite some of the victims to his palace and also acceded to the request of this reporter to visit hospitals where the victims were treated after the attack.