THE TRUMPET: Fulani Herdsmen Destroy N6.6m Maize Farm In Ekiti During Night Grazing- Fayemi

In Ekiti State, a multi-million naira maize farm belonging to members of the Maize Growers ProcessingnMarketer Association of Nigeria have been destroyed by herdsmen

The farm covering about 235 hectares of land is at the state forest reserve in Aduloju farmstead located along Ado-Ijan road in Ado local government area of the State.

Speaking with newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital, state secretary of the association, Tope Emmanuel, said the herders had been terrorising the farmers in the last one week, leading to then destruction of the maize farm.

He explained that the herders stormed the farm at night with dangerous weapons to feed their cowsband, all efforts to stop them have been unsuccessful.

Emmanuel disclosed that members obtained about 6.6 million naira loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria under the Anchor Borrowers’ programme in
September 2020 to plant the maize, adding that the 160 members had been left with nothing to cultivate from the expected proceed worth 10 million naira.

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