Obasanjo Bemoans Burning Of His 2,420 Hectares Farmland
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned the burning of his 2,420 hectares of farmland at Howe in Aliade Obasanjo area of Gwer East Local Government of Benue State, at the weekend.
Reacting in a release by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Tuesday, Obasanjo said “the local and state governments, including the security agencies in the state, have taken up the issue, with a view to fishing out the perpetrators and prosecution”.
The 84-year-old ex-President and former military leader described the incident as a bad development, noting that the arsonist will be fished out by security agents.
The ex-president had acquired about 2,420 hectares of farmland in the community, where he planted fruits such as mango and orange.
Punch in an earlier report said some indigenes, who claimed they were not compensated for the land, had allegedly set the farm on fire, beat up and robbed the firefighters deployed in the area to put out the fire.