Workers flee as herdsmen storm Akure council secretariat

Tension built up Tuesday morning when a gang of Fulani herdsmen bombarded the secretariat of Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State, causing the workers to flee for dear lives.

The herdsmen, about 20, mobilized themselves armed with cutlasses, knives, charms and other dangerous weapons, to the secretariat, sitting the state capital in Akure metropolis.

The council, as early as 8:30am, was deserted by the workers, couples and their families who had fixed wedding ceremonies for the day at the registry for the fear of being attacked by the protesting herdsmen.

It was gathered that one of the workers, who owns a farm on the large expanse of land at the back of the council, had a confrontation with a herdsmen grazing their cattle on his farm this morning.

The herdsmen were said to have pursued the council staff with cutlass to the office area and pursued other staff who took to their heels, deserting their offices and premises.

This, according to eye-witnesses, made the herdsmen to mobilise themselves across the metropolis to protest at the secretariat against the perceived maltreatment of their kinsman and cattle.

However, the state Police Command and Akure Area Commander mobilised their men to disperse the herdsmen and restore peace in the area.


  1. Samuel Olawale2 weeks agoReply

    I am so sorry for these herdsmen for they do not know that their doom and ruin are almost here

  2. funmibolarinwa902 weeks agoReply

    These herdsmen surly knows how to cause pandemonium, they berge into peoples property without fear, even a whole local government area is not left out.

  3. Segun Bayo2 weeks agoReply

    I don’t even understand what this herdsmen are turning them self into, God Intervain in this situation on time pls

  4. David Udorah2 weeks agoReply

    These guys are becoming a nuisance and must be dealt with immediate effect.

  5. Samchesrudder2 weeks agoReply

    Serously.. These herdsmen are becoming wilder animals. What do they gain from tormenting people? I wonder

  6. Omoniyi oluwakemi mercy2 weeks agoReply

    Seriously oo I’d like to know what kinda weapon are this herds men using

  7. Sunday Evweikama2 weeks agoReply

    What is job of Nigeria police and order security in the country are they want this people to kill us finish

  8. Esther Alegbe2 weeks agoReply

    what’s really going on. this is really serious and needs immediate intervention. this rubbish must stop

  9. Omoniyi oluwakemi mercy2 weeks agoReply

    Seriously oo this barbaric n violence act really as to stop

  10. Gracyy12 weeks agoReply

    I pray the government and security out take the necessary steps to cope the situation.

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