Some herdsmen have been accused of setting a solar energy station on hearth in Awowo, Ewekoro Native Authorities Space of Ogun State.
MOBILIZED9JA learnt that the incident occurred on Tuesday, inflicting confusion amongst members of the neighborhood and residents of Abeokuta.
A report that surfaced on social media on Tuesday evening claimed that Awowo was “attacked” by herdsmen, who wished to set the neighborhood on hearth.
This generated stress in Ogun, contemplating the proximity of the world to Abeokuta, the state capital.
However, the Alawowo of Awowo, Oba AbdulGafar Olasukanmi Tijani, mentioned the neighborhood was not attacked by herdsmen.
Oba Tijani confirmed to NAIJALOADED that it was true that Fulani cattle rearers burnt down a £15,000 value solar energy system, which he erected in his neighborhood.
Nonetheless, the normal ruler mentioned it was not an assault, however an accident from careless cattle rearers who set the bush on hearth and allowed the fireplace to get uncontrolled.
The monarch recalled that his neighborhood was attacked in December when some individuals had been kidnapped by suspected herdsmen.
“We weren’t attacked. It was careless cattle rearers. Their cattle don’t have something to eat in order that they set the bush on hearth; and you already know there’s harmattan, so they might not management the fireplace. That’s what occurred. It’s not that we’re attacked.
“Although we had been attacked in December final yr. They kidnapped 4 individuals. This one which simply occurred was an accident,”
The Alawowo mentioned in a phone interview.
The monarch advised our correspondent that the neighborhood has been residing peacefully with the herdsmen, saying there are laid down guidelines and rules.
“We have now peacefully lived collectively as a result of we maintain conferences every so often. I’ve warned them to not go away their space for different locations. This one which occurred, the proprietor of the cows was residing someplace and took his cattle to some place else to go and rear,”
The monarch mentioned, including that the police have been knowledgeable.
Oba Tijani maintained that he wouldn’t be capable to verify whether or not or not the proprietor of the cattle would take accountability for the burnt property.
He appealed to residents to stay calm, urging them to not nurse any concern.