Unknown assailants attack, kill another farmer in Ibarapa, burn down his cocoa farm


Another farmer has been killed in Ibarapa geo-political zone of Oyo State.

The farmer, recognized as Bashiru Akinlotan was killed on Wednesday in Igangan city, Ibarapa North native authorities space of the state, in keeping with sources.

DAILY POST gathered on Thursday that Akinlotan was killed by assailants but to be recognized.

Our correspondent gathered that the 56-year-old farmer, Akinlotan was killed after his cocoa farm was set ablaze in the Igangan group.

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Akinlotan, a local of the city, was reportedly strangulated to loss of life close to his cocoa plantation on Wednesday.

Akinlotan’s killing is coming a number of weeks after Dr. Fatai Aborode, was murdered in his farm and the killing of three different folks together with a petroleum station proprietor, Mrs. Sherifat Adisa.

The information of Akinlotan homicide is coming simply days after the Commandant of the Oyo State Safety Community Company often known as Amotekun, Olayinka Olayanju declared Ibarapa land protected for farmers and different residents.

Olayanju had lately stated that killings, kidnapping and assaults of harmless residents have stopped in the three native authorities areas that make up Ibarapa zone.

The Public Relations Officer Oyo Police Command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the most recent killing in the state, explaining that the farm of the deceased was additionally burnt down.

Fadeyi advised DAILY POST that the deceased has been buried in keeping with Islamic rites.

He, nevertheless, added that police have intensified efforts to unravel the thriller behind the loss of life of the deceased.

He stated, “Sikiru Akinlotan, of Gbogi compound Igangan aged 56 yrs was discovered mendacity lifeless not too removed from his Cocoa/cashew farm at Apodun Igangan with no mark of violence on his physique.

“Although, his cocoa farm was burnt.

“The household suspects no foul play and refused an post-mortem. Demanded to bury the corpse in keeping with Islam rites towards the motion of conducting post-mortem as said by the Police.

“The Police launched the corpse to them on demand. Investigations have intensified, pls.”

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