Suspected herdsmen have killed a 56-year-old farmer, Muftau Babarinde, in Konko village, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.
It was gathered that Babarinde was hacked to death at the Orita Merin area of the community around 7 pm on Wednesday.
The incident was said to have happened when Babarinde had gone to his farm to give his labourers food and was returning home when the gunmen ambushed 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.
Confirming the incident, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Adewale Osifeso, said that more information would be made public as the investigation has commenced.
But some of the people in the area including the Convener, Igangan Development Advocates, Oladiran Oladokun, confirmed the killing.
He said in an interview with Vanguard 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.
He said: “This has shown to the public we don’t have any security again. The government and security agencies have failed us. We can’t sleep with our two eyes closed any longer.”