Ekiti State government is looking into reported invasion by suspected herdsmen of Aduloju farmstead located along Ado – Ijan road near the state capital.
The Secretary of Maize Growers Processing Marketer Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) in the state, Mr Tope Emmanuel had told journalists that herdsmen invaded their farm covering 235 hectares of land and destroyed multi-million naira maize.
The State Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, Mr Akin Omole in a statement in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital sympathized with the 160 affected farmers, saying everything possible would be done to address the situation.
He said that the state government and security operatives are investigating and in control of the situation surrounding the only skirmish that occurred at Ago Aduloju at the outskirts of the State capital.
Omole assured residents of the government’s readiness to ensure the protection of lives and property, adding that, relevant security agencies including the State Amotekun Corps are monitoring the State boundaries round the clock.
In a related development, the Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo has urged residents of the state to be vigilant and report strange and suspicious movement in their vicinity through the dedicated telephone number- 0806 233 5577 for prompt action by the command.
Speaking through the command’s spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu, the CP noted that the command was ready to combat all forms of criminalities and ensure the maximum protection of lives and property.