A female rice farmer, Amaka Okafor, was allegedly attacked by suspected herdsmen in Ayede Ogbese, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State on Wednesday while on her way to the farm.
The hermsmen wanted to graze on the farm but the victim tried to stop them from destroying her rice plantation whivh led to an argument between them and the herdsmen who allegedly inflicted machete cut injuries on the woman, leaving her unconscious on the farm and ran away.
A source said the 37-year-old woman was inflicted with machete cuts on her head and hands by the herders, adding that she was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
Confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, said the command had commenced investigation into the matter.
“The good news is that the victim could identify the assailants and we have begun investigation into it. The woman is recuperating at the hospital,” Ikoro stated.