72-Year-Old Woman Narrates How She Was Raped By Fulani Herdsmen In Ondo
An aged woman identified as Madam Victoria, 72, has narrated how she fell victim to rapists on her farm in Ondo state.
The woman while narrating her experience in the hands of some suspected Fulani herdsmen revealed that the men took turn to rape her on her farm located in Ore, Odigbo LGA, Ondo State.
The narration comes following a protest organised by farmers and a youth group under the aegis of Ondo State Youth Coalition, OSYC, to register their dissatisfaction over the rape of Victoria and another woman identified as Madam Ebun in Ore.
While sharing her experience, the 72-year-old woman revealed that she was working on her farm on the day of the incident when two Fulani herdsmen attacked her and took turns raping her.
She narrated: “I was working on the farm when the two men invaded my farm and before I could question them on their mission in my farm, they gagged me and tore my clothes before they raped me one after the other.
“They threatened to kill me thereafter if I make any noise and they left me in the farm after injuring me.”
The protesters in reaction to the rape act threatened to take laws into their hands and physically avenge the act should the state government fail to take appropriate steps.
Speaking at the protest, the coordinator of the OSYC, Oluwatuyi Adekanmbi, disclosed that the herdsmen not only raped the women but destroyed farms in the state.
The OSYC leader further added that the herdsmen had also resorted to killing, terrorising and kidnapping farmers in their farmlands.
“One of our farmers, Orimisan Omowole, was murdered in his farm in Odigbo LGA of the state. After killing him, they took out his heart and placed it on his chest.
“We are not against cattle rearing or saying cattle rearing should be banned but we don’t want free grazing of cattle in our farms with wanton destructions of our crops and means of livelihood.”
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