Suspected Fulani men in Ondo state are said to have raped a 72-year old woman identified only as Victoria.
The septuagenarian, while speaking with newsmen explained that she was working on her farm when the two herdsmen attacked her.
“Before I could question them on their mission in my farm, they gagged me and tore my clothes. They raped me one after the other. They threatened to kill me if I made any noise and left me on the farm after injuring me,” she added.
Youths and farmers across the 18 local government areas of the state on Wednesday protested against the incident.
The coordinator of the group, Mr. Oluwatuyi Adekanmbi, bemoaned the situation of things adding that herdsmen in the state have constituted themselves into terror by perpetrating different crimes, including rape, destruction of farms, killing, as well as kidnapping.
“One of our farmers, Orimisan Omowole, was murdered on his farm in the Odigbo area. After killing him, they took out his heart and placed it on his chest.
“We are not against cattle rearing, but we don’t want free grazing on our farmland and at our expense with wanton destruction of our means of livelihood.”