There is panic in Ibarapa area of Oyo State following the killing of a 56-year-old farmer, Muftau Babarinde in the area.
Our correspondent gathered that Babarinde was hacked to death by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Orita Merin, Konko village in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state.
The incident which has thrown the people in Tapa, where the deceased hailed from into mourning was said to have happened at around 7pm on Wednesday. Babarinde, it was gathered, had gone to his farm, to give his labourers food and was returning home when the hoodlums waylaid him and hacked him to death.
Some of the residents of the area said they could not say what was responsible for the killing of the farmer, who they said was very popular in the area.Some of them said those responsible were some of those who were sent packing when the OPC and vigilantes stormed the residence of Iskilu Wakili to arrest him in February.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Adewale Osifeso, when contacted said he would find out and get back.But some of the people in the area including the Convener, Igangan Development Advcates. Oladiran Oladokun, confirmed the killing to our correspondent.
He said that man was killed by suspected herdsmen and the killing had thrown the area into panic, saying the government and security agents had failed the people.