Peace Restored in Oyo, as Farmers Return to Farms

The Deputy Chairman of Oyo State Council of Obas, Oba Francis Alao, the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, has confirmed the restoration of peace to Kajola and other villages taken over by a Fulani man, Iskiku Wakil.

Olugbon said in an interview with newsmen on Thursday that the Assistant Commissioner of Police in Oyo State in charge of operations called to inform him about the development.

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It would be recalled that Asawo of Ayete, Oba Emmanuel Okeniyi, and farmers in the villages had earlier raised alarm that Wakil and his armed kinsmen pursued farmers out of the villages and destroyed their cocoa and cashew trees.

Meanwhile, the monarch said that the police officer added that Wakil, who was accused of pursuing farmers from their farms and destroying their economic trees, had fled the area.
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Corroborating the story, one of the farmers in Kajola, Peter David, when contacted, said that farmers had started going back to their farms.

He that although male farmers have started going back to their farms, they were unsure if the Fulani man has left completely.


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