Breaking: Suspected herdsmen reportedly take over Akure council, chase out workers

Breaking: Suspected herdsmen reportedly take over Akure council, chase out workers

There was pandemonium on Tuesday, February 13, as suspected herdsmen reportedly invaded premises of the Akure South local government area, sacking their workers in the process following alleged disagreement.

The Punch reports that the situation was however calmed by the intervention of the Ondo state commissioner of police, Gbenga Adeyanju, and the commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Pedro Ideba, who deployed their men in the council.

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The report said one of the workers of the council was reportedly macheted by the herdsmen.

The members of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) are now reportedly asking the government to act on the matter as the secretariat has been deserted by the workers, some of whom returned home after the incident.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that Prof Sulyman Abdulkareem, the vice-chancellor of the University of Ilorin, decried the destruction of the institution's multi-million naira research and training farms by alleged herdsmen, who also reportedly poisoned the dam with chemicals.

The News Agency of Nigeria quotes the university's weekly bulletin issued on Monday, February 12, as saying the management of the institution recently held a security meeting with the leaders of the 11 Fulani settlements on the university land.

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The report said the publication quoted the vice-chancellor as saying that economic trees’ were destroyed by cattle grazing on the vast land of the institution.

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Source: Naija.ng

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