Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

In a shocking incident on Mother’s Day night, Fulani herdsmen conducted a brazen raid on the ranch owned by Michael Ayokunle Otedola, brother of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, located in Epe, Lagos State.

The assailants managed to break into the ranch undetected through the backlot brick fence, leading to the theft of 18 cows belonging to Michael Otedola.

The raid, which occurred late on Sunday night, left the Otedola family and ranch workers in disbelief and outrage. According to reports, the herdsmen, stormed the ranch under the cover of darkness, swiftly rounding up the cows before making a swift getaway.

Residents of the area expressed shock and concern over the incident, highlighting the growing insecurity in the region and the need for urgent intervention by security agencies to apprehend the perpetrators and prevent similar occurrences in the future.

Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident, with the aim of apprehending the culprits and recovering the stolen livestock. Meanwhile, Ayokunle Otedola has vowed to take all necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of his property and assets.
The incident has reignited the debate over the escalating conflict between farmers and herdsmen in Nigeria, with calls for concerted efforts to address the root causes of the violence and find sustainable solutions to ensure peace and security in rural communities.

As investigations continue, residents of Epe and surrounding areas remain on edge, calling for increased vigilance and proactive measures to prevent further attacks and protect lives and property from criminal elements.

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