Mysterious Beatles have reportedly destroyed yam crops in Ute Erumu Community,Ika North East local Government area of Delta State.
It was garthered that the Beatles invaded farmlands in the entire Community like a child”s play in April,2018, and up until now had destroyed all the yarm crops as they go under milisets to Multiply tremendously awaiting the yam tubers to be destroyed at the early stages.
Farmers under the bracket of “Farm to Survive” led by Lucky Onute who Spoke to Journalists in Asaba on Monday, raised a distrss call on the state Government, particularly the state ministry of Agriculture to come to their aid to kill the destructive Yam Beatles that have been destroying their yams.
While lamenting the damage caused to their yam crops by the Beatles,Onute disclosed that if not eradicated, the menace of the Beatles to their farmlands, May caused them more hunger , adding”we can’t havest yam crops again, The Beatles have finished our Yams, they go under ground to attack the tubers,we are now exposed to hunger,we need help, the Beatles are Mysterious the way they invaded our Farmlands” .
He regretted that Ute Erumu Community that has been known as one of the yam producing Communities in the state,has nothing at present to show in farming, especially yam crops farms, disclosing that several pesticides were applied to all the Farmlands, but to no avail.
“We have no Yam Crops again, Beatles have finished them,We have lost a lot of yams to Beatles,They spread wild in our farms,We are appealing to the state government, Ministry of Agriculture to help us”he added.
The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr, Austin Chikezie in a swift reaction told Journalists that the state government had taken steps to ensure that the Beatles are eradicated, adding the farmers had written to the Ministry for adequate assistance.