Family Petitions Sanwo-Olu Over Herdsmen Invasion Of Epe Farm
The Ali Moibi Balogun family if Odo Egiri town in the Eredo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State has petitioned the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Inspector General of Police, appealing for the intervention to reclaim their land from some herdsmen. The family said they petitioned the governors after the police in Noforija, Epe, allegedly branded them as suspects after they complained that their farmland had been invaded by the herdsmen who also threatened to wreck more havoc on the community. Ali Moibi Balogun family added that they were the owners of a large expance of land housing Iganke farmland, “by virtue of inheritance from their forbearers since time immemorial according to the Yoruba custom and tradition.” The family explained that the herdsmen’s incursion on the land was first noticed on the 4th of March 2021. The family noted that the herdsmen raided the farmland, shooting sporadically, forcing the staff working there to flee. They added that the whereabouts of a pregnant woman was unknown.