Suspected herdsmen have attacked farmers on a farm belonging to the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, Alhaji Tajudeen Aro in Offa .
LEADERSHIP gathered that the incident occurred in the evening of Friday.
The farm, located behind the Offa University was reportedly attacked by suspected herdsmen said to be migrating from an unknown location.
The spokesman of the state Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Babawale Afolabi confirmed the incident.
Afolabi said the herdsmen arrived the farm at about 6:00 pm to unleash violence on the farmers.
It was gathered that the farmers also fought back their attackers and injured some cows.
It was also gathered that the suspects took to their heels when the farmers reportedly alerted officers and men of the Offa Civil Defence Joint Task Force (JTF) .
“On this note, the JTF Offa Division and vigilante team went to the farm where a victim was rescued and moved to a nearby hospital along Ilemona community for medical treatment.
“Meanwhile, in the effort of Offa Civil Defence JTF to arrest the suspects, the cows belonging to the suspected herdsmen were recovered at the farm where most of the cows were injured by farmers.
“Later, a Fulani man in the area, one Alhaji Sabo Yaro, intervened and promised to assist the security operatives to smoke out the suspects,” Afolabi stated.