Chief Olu Falae kidnapped
One time secretary-general of the federation, Chief Olu Falae, was abducted today by Fulani herdsmen.
Over 20 of the herdsmen attacked the Afenifere chieftain’s farm in Ilado village, Akure north area of Ondo, injuring his staff with machetes before kidnapping Falae, who turned 77 today.
The farm workers were said to have had previous issues with the herdsmen, over their cattle grazing on and destroying the farm land.
They reportedly fired shots in the air to scare the workers away, before beating Falae and dragging him to take him with them.
The police however believe that the herdsmen were working for someone else, as a ransom has been demanded.
According to the the spokesman of the Social Democratic Party in the state, Remi Olayiwola, Falae’s wife, Mrs Rachael Falae has been contacted, and a N100 million ransom demanded.