Suspected herdsmen have attacked a retired school principal and farmer, Modede Ojedokun, in Modakeke, in Oyo State and is reportedly lying in a critical state in the hospital.
Ojedoun was matcheted by suspected herdsmen on his farm in lsokun area of lgangan, in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State on Saturday April 3.
Trouble started when a herder directed his cows to feed on the yam flour the victim had spread on the floor for sun drying.
The retired principal was said to have, in anger, challenged the decision of the herder but was met by a resistant herder, who drew out his machete with an intention to strike him. The farmer, it was gathered while trying to block the machete with his bare hand, suffered a deep cut in the process.
Residents say that despite the first cut, the herder did not stop but gave the farmer another cut on the hand while the cows fed on the yam flour.