Police Engage Herdsmen In Gun Battle Upon Return To Olu Falae’s Farm


According to Premium Times, armed herdsmen have again struck at the farm of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae, in Akure, Ondo State, engaging police officers in a gun battle in the process. Mr. Falae said he had been witnessing herdsmen grazing on his farm repeatedly in the past three weeks and decided to seek the help of the police.
It was learnt that when the 15 police officers found them grazing on Thursday and tried to approach them, the herdsmen opened fire. The herdsmen, said to be 10 in number, immediately left the farm located at Kajola, along Igbatoro Road, after the shootout.

Premium Times gathered that several cows were killed in the encounter as the herdsmen fled at the superior fire power of the police officers. The Ondo police spokesperson, Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident, said no life was lost in the encounter.

Mr. Falae was kidnapped in September 2015 by Fulani herdsmen and was only let go after four days and the payment of a N5million ransom.