'Fulani herdsmen burn down man’s farm in Ekiti after being warned' (PHOTOS)
Fulani herdsmen have destroyed a man’s farm in Ekiti after he invested his life savings, bank loan and money borrowed from friends into the business.
Fakorede Sola took to Facebook to lament his loss after his farm was burnt down by suspected herders.
Mr. Sola claims his farm was set ablaze Saturday night after his his workers warned the herders to stop their activities on the farm.
Below is his full post and pictures:
Four Years ago, I went back to to the farm.Invested my life savings and borrowed more money from friends. Took bank loan. Considering the future and invested in my passion. Got labour from locals and also employed few from Benin Republic.
Planted over 4,000 stands of palm tree; over 2,000 stands of plantain; over 500 stands of cashew and about 300 stands of Cocoa.
I was always excited traveling to Ekiti twice a month from my base in Lagos to monitor the progress of my passion and investment.
Unfortunately, my hope was dashed this morning when I got the call that Fulani Herdsmen set my farm ablaze last night. Just because they were warned by my workers to stop their activities on the farm.
Is this how we will continue?