Herdsmen attacks: I’ll rely on God, says Falae

Herdsmen attacks: I’ll rely on God, says Falae

Yvonne Williams

Former Secretary to the Federal Government and Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, Chief Olu Falae, has said he would rely on God for protection following repeated attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen on his farm in Akure, Ondo State.

In a brief chat with the Punch on Saturday, Falae stated that he did not know why the herdsmen attacked his farm again.

It was reported on Friday that the herdsmen attacked the farm of the SDP chieftain and killed a security guard said to be a member of the Oodua Peoples Congress.

The guard, Ayodele Ige, was identified as Coordinator of the OPC in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The elder statesman was said to have engaged the services of the OPC to guard the farm.

“I do not know what is happening. It’s worrisome. May God deliver us,” he said in a telephone conversation with our correspondent.

When asked if he would seek the assistance of the police or would like to make a statement on the issue, Falae stated, “I am not going to say anything. I will just rely on God (for protection).”

Falae was abducted in the farm by some herdsmen in September last year and was released three days later after payment of ransom.

Source: punch

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