Suspected herdsmen have wrecked havoc across five farm settlements in Ala area of Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The hoodlums were reported to have invaded and set the settlements ablaze in a reprisal after residents of the affected communities stopped the herdsmen from grazing on their farmland.
The incident occurred on Sunday night when the people of the farm settlements were sleeping, with the herdsmen destroying their farm houses and property.
It was gathered that there was a disagreement between the herdsmen and farmers following the destruction of their farms.
The herdsmen who were said to be angered by the confrontation from the farmers, allegedly set the houses on the farm settlements belonging to the farmers ablaze.
Some of the communities torched included Adejubu, Adewole, Olotin, Olondan, Jojo, all in the Akure North Local Government Area of state.
A resident of the community who confirmed the incident with The Teibune said that many farmers and their family members have been rendered homeless by the herdsmen.
He said most of the residents escaped from being hurt or killed due to the alarm raised by some affected residents.
The Nigeria police Spokesman, Ondo State Command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, said he was yet be briefed on the development.
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