By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have set ablaze the farm of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Afenifere chieftain, Chief Olu Falae.
The farm site has palm trees, cassava yam, according to Falae’s Personal Assistant, Moshood Raji. The farm is located at Ilado Community in Akure North Local Government area of Ondo State.
The Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the former SGF, Captain Moshood Raji, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Akure, said one of the policemen guiding the farm alerted Chief Falae of the incident that occurred around 4 0’clock on Sunday’s afternoon.
Captain Raji said, however, that nobody was attacked on the farm as workers were not on the farm being a Sunday.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Ondo State Command, Mr Femi Joseph, said he was not aware of the incident yet as at the time of filling the report.
The PPRO promised to get in touch with the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area for briefing.
The farm of the former presidential candidate had been attacked several times by herdsmen, who had at a time kidnapped the elder statesman for about five days.
Meanwhile, all security agencies in the state have been mobilised to the farm site.