Olu Falae was abducted by Fulani Herdsmen.
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Olu Falae, was abducted today which is his 77th birthday by gunmen numbering over 20 who invaded his farm in Ilado village, Akure north area of Ondo state. And according to Vanguard, he was abducted by Fulani Herdsmen.
I find it pretty incredible that a bunch of Fulani herdsmen can come to Ondo state and kidnap a reputable name.Shows the lack of security in the country.Can you imagine a bunch
of Igbo or Yoruba men going to the North to kidnap a prominent Hausa figure? Impossible.So what does this tell us?Lack of security and intelligence.If you are in the North and a bunch of men dressed as southerners are seen looking aggressive ,they should be investigated.In my opinion,these herdsmen must have stood out in a crowd,but then again,maybe they disguised themselves to fit in.
"Reports from the family said that the fulani herdsmen have been having issues with the workers in the farm over the grazing and the destruction of the farmland by their cows. The herdsmen reportedly came back on Monday in large number and attacked the farm before abducting the politician.
Vanguard was told that on arrival the herdsmen shot indiscriminately into the air,
a situation which made the workers to flee to different directions.
They reportedly beat up the National chairman of the Social Democratic Party SDP and dragged him on the floor when he refused to go with them.
Police source however said that the Fulani herdsmen may have been used by other interested party who have requested for a ransom.
The herdsmen according to the police source may have been paid off and the victim handed over to those who have made contact with the family after carrying out the hatchet job.
Speaking with newsmen, the spokesman of the SDP in the state, Remi Olayiwola said that the abductors have contacted the wife of the victim Mrs Rachel Falae and requested for N100m ransom expected to be paid before the end of work on Tuesday.
Olayiwola said that the accent of those who contacted the wife of their National chairman was that of the fulani.
Newsmen were barred from entry into his residence located along Oba-ile in Akure metropolis while other sympathizers and party members gained free access into the compound.Source: Vanguard
The state police authorities confirmed that the Fulani herdsmen invaded Olu Falae's farm, attacked, wounded and beat up the former Minister before whisking him away to an unknown destination.