Once again, the Akure farm of a former secretary to the government of the federation, Olu Falae, was attacked on Sunday and razed.
Earlier reports accused suspected herdsmen of being behind the attack, but the police in Ondo state says it cannot confirm at this time. It however says it is investigating the issue to uncover and arrest the suspects.
“I can confirm that the place is on fire and our men are there trying to put it out. But I cannot confirm that those involved were Fulani herdsmen because we have not made any arrest. It is only after an arrest we can ascertain those who set it on fire. Even Falae said he suspected that they were Fulani herdsmen, he himself did not see them,” said Femi Joseph, the Force Public Relations Officer on Sunday evening.
The attack on the farm located along Igbatoro Road in Akure took place at about 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Joseph said the fire service were invited but they complained of lack of equipment to quench the fire.