Herdsmen attack 77-year-old farmer in Ondo

A 77-year-old farmer, Benjamin Babatunde has been badly macheted by suspected herdsmen in Ikakumo Akoko area of Ondo State.

He was in his farm when the bandits approached him demanding for money.

But the farmer said he had no money in the farm.

He said “I was in my farm when the incident happened. The herders demanded for money and I told them I don’t have money with me.

“The next thing was  that they brought out  daggers and macheted me. They left me in the pool of my  blood thinking I was dead”.

The victim is already receiving treatment in an undisclosed health facility.

This is the second attack on farmers in the agrarian community.

Recalled that a middle aged farmer was also macheted in Ikakumo when they plucked his Cashew nuts two weeks ago.

The two cases have been reported to the police in Ikare Akoko.

Both Area Commander of Police, ACP Muri Agboola and the Divisional Police Officer, DPO Ikare confirmed the case, saying investigation is on to unravel and arrest the culprits.