At least two people were killed by Fulani herdsmen in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Saturday.
According to AIT reports, the attacks were carried out in Isaba community where farmers were ambushed by Fulani herdsmen who mobilised their kinsmen on Saturday morning, after the farmers had complained about the invasion of their farm lands by the herders.
The police spokesperson in Ekiti State, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the clash to Peoples Gazette.
“There was a clash between some Bororo and farmers around 10:00 a.m morning that led to the deaths of two farmers. We are currently investigating the issue. Before we got to the location they [farmers] were already killed. We are after the perpetrators,” he said.
Unrestrained migration of Fulani herdsmen towards southern farmlands continue to raise ethnic tensions and violence across the country. Armed Fulani Herdsmen in search of food often invade farms, eating up the crops of farmers and drawing resistance and reprisals.