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Suspected herdsmen shoot Beninese farmer in Oyo Community


Igangan,, Oyo state: Suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked another farmer in Idiyan, a village near Igangan in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area.

It was gathered that the farmer from Benin Republic identified as Kaptain Kaston was shot by herdsmen near his farm. The 28-year-old farmer shot on the shoulder was also reportedly inflicted with machete injuries in parts of his body.

Kaston was said to have screamed for help which attracted passersby who rushed him to a private hospital.

Oladiran Oladokun, the Convener of Igangan Development Advocates, told The Punch that the attack happened on Friday.

According to him, “The farmer was reportedly attacked by three criminal herders around his farm at Abojukopo area of ldiyan. The victim was told not to identify them as Fulani and he cooperated to save his life after he was shot on the shoulder. They were not convinced and still inflicted him with machete injuries.”

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The victim’s brother, Pascal Kaston, also told the newspaper on the telephone on Saturday that the police were informed of the attack and some policemen visited the scene of the attack on Friday.

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He said, “He was shot and attacked with a cutlass. His hand was not cut off but there are injuries on his hand.

He woke up this morning (Saturday) when I was at the hospital and he is much better now.”

However, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr Adewale Osifeso, could not be reached on the telephone to react on the matter and had also yet to respond to a text message sent to his mobile as at press time.

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