Farmer beheaded over land matter in Ekiti

The killing of the farmer was the latest of a series of violence that has occurred in the Orisunmibare community over land dispute.

According to reports, the unknown killers inflicted a lot of machete wounds on his body before severing his head and hands.

This is the latest of many forms of violence that has occurred due to the disagreement between Ayede-Ekiti and Itaji-Ekiti communities of Orisunmibare.

A monarch in the community, Oba Babalola described the incident as quite unfortunate.

He urged the aggressors to maintain calm so that peace can reign among them.

“Orisunmibare is a settlement under Itaji and is more than 10 kilometers from Ayede; Ayede people just went there one morning on rampage and the scuffle led to the death of somebody from Ayede.

“But yesterday, an Orisunmibare subject was killed inside his farm and he was beheaded. The Asiwaju of Orisunmibare was macheted and beaten to coma and was declared dead by Ayede youths.

“The Ayede people were singing that they had killed Asiwaju Orisunmibare but he has been taken to the hospital where he is still under observation. But we have been experiencing sporadic attacks from Ayede people and they have been threatening our peace since then.

“The police have been trying to maintain peace but we are disturbed by sporadic attacks especially the ones carried out on the farm. Orisunmibare has been there for many years and the land is under Itaji,” Babalola said in a telephone chat with the Daily Post News.

Alberto Adeyemi, a spokesperson for the state police confirmed the latest killing in respect to the land crisis.

Investigations have commenced into the matter as the police hope to find a lasting solution to the matter.

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