Burning of my farm a bad development – Obasanjo | Dailytrust

Burning of my farm a bad development – Obasanjo

A former President Olusegun Obasanjo
A former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned the destruction of his 2,420 hectares of farmland at Hawe in Aliade, Gwer East Local Government of Benue State, at the weekend.

Obasanjo, in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, described the burning down of his farm as a “bad development.”

The mango plantation belonging to the former president was allegedly destroyed by hoodlums.

The arsonists reportedly burnt down the farm following probable disagreements with the locals over compensation for the piece of land that originally belonged to the state government.

The Chairman of Gwer East LGA, Emmanuel Ortserga, who confirmed the incident, described it as deliberate sabotage, disclosing that four people had been arrested in connection with the crime.

Obasanjo, who applauded those that had reached out to identify with him, said he was happy that no death was recorded.

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