Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF) Chief Olu Falae has advanced reasons his farm was set on fire by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday.
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Speaking while taking newsmen round the farm on Monday, Falae said the action was motivated by the desire of the perpetrators to feed their herds and sheer hatred for him.
“Every year they set fire to my farm and do you know why, there are two elements to their actions, first is economic, they burn this farm because the grass is already dry and cows don’t like that. So they burn the grass and in two weeks time fresh grass will grow and their cattle will have fresh grass to eat. In order word, they are already treating my farm as if it was their colony and they do this every year.
“They burn Palm trees in my farm, this amounts to act of malice and hatred and I believe they have malice against me and they hate me, that is why they will burn my palm trees, uproot the Palm trees I planted and throw the seedlings away. That does not help the cattle in any way, I believe if they saw me in person, it is me they would hurt,” the ex-finance minister said.