Hoodlums have burnt down a farm belonging to Ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo, Politics Nigeria has learned.
A huge mango plantation belonging to Obasanjo at Howe community in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue state was burned down around 2 pm on Saturday.
The 140 hectares plantation was razed by yet-to-be indentified arsonists following disagreements with the locals over compensation for the piece of land that originally belonged to the state government.
Confirming the indigent, the Gwer East Local Government Chairman, Mr Emmanuel Ortsega, said it was deliberate sabotage by hoodlums. He said: “the fire on the 139 hectares farm was started at about 2 pm on Saturday by hoodlums and nearly half of it is gone. It was clearly a sabotage.
“It was strange that there was fire outbreak in the farm because the farm was properly safeguarded, so it was obvious that it was sabotage.
“We summoned a meeting of stakeholders and leaders over the matter in order to fish out the perpetrators and by the grace of God we have already apprehended four persons and investigation is still ongoing to fish out more culprits.”
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Am so sorry for the incident
My president I’m sorry for the lost god is still in control#Jehovah everything#
oh no ☹️ look at this being … like how many plots of land has Mister president gives you before
Lawless unsecured country
He has land acquired all over the country. That’s why he is vociferous about one Nigeria. How many years remain for him that he would prefer his people in slavery because of the dirty profit he’s making from a dysfunctional state. Evil in life, and ready to be evil in death for transient gains. What a soul!
This is really obvious, it could be in retaliation of Zaki-biam massacre. This time around it is not herdmen but sabotage due to non payment on land to some community stakeholders. That government is not functioning earlier before then but choose to play politics with people’s life. It’s a shame on that side.
Sorry for the Lost
Sorry my dear President God is in charge
Land Use Decree .
I’m sorry for the loss
Na so we de face these things for naija
God is in control
They should be fish out and face the law
I wiii attack them once I see help sir sorry 4 lost of goods