In the Kata area of Ewekoro Local Government, Ogun State, a rice farmer named Taiwo Paul has been killed by suspected herders. Reports indicate that Paul was attacked at his rice plantation and later found in critical condition by his twin brother, Kehinde, on Thursday. Despite efforts to save him, Paul succumbed to his injuries on the way to the General Hospital in Ifo.

Paul had left his home in Yobo Village to inspect his crops due to suspicions of herders roaming the area. When he failed to return, Kehinde went to the farm and found him severely injured and bleeding profusely from multiple cuts on his hands and right leg.

Police spokesperson Omolola Odutola confirmed the incident, stating that detectives from Ewekoro Police Division visited the crime scene and the hospital for assessment, taking photographs and starting a preliminary investigation to find the attackers. The case has been handed over to the State Crime Investigation Department at Eleweran for further investigation.

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In a separate incident, another farmer, Peter Danjuma, died of electrocution on Friday morning while feeding birds at a poultry farm in the Isoyin area of Atan-Ijebu. He was rushed to the General Hospital in Ijebu-Ode, where he was pronounced dead by the attending doctor. Detectives from the Atan-Ijebu Police Division have also investigated this scene and documented evidence.

Both deaths have raised concerns in the local community, prompting calls for increased security and preventive measures to protect farmers and their livelihoods.