*As Falae Confirms Incident, Says Herdsmen Are Desperate For Green Grass


The farmland of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae was set on fire Sunday by suspected herdsmen.

The incident was confirmed by Chief Falae on Sunday night, who revealed that the suspected Fulani herdsmen burnt his farmland at Imafon in Akure South Local government area of Ondo state

While noting that the arsonists attack on his farm has become an annual thing, he said: “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.”

Further, Falae said attempts by the Federal government to introduce cattle colonies would be resisted, saying “This is not about politics but the future of our people..we will resist any attempt to introduce any cattle colonies”