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By: Ade Adeleke
Pastor Femi Ajayi of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Akure, the Ondo state capital, has explained how he was attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen leaving him with deep machete-inflicted injuries.
After a failed kidnapping attempt by the rampaging Fulani herdsmen on Thursday, Ajayi was attacked, at his residence of Abusoro in Odudun axis of Akure South Local Government Area.
The RCCG Clergyman was given a gash on his forehead and another deep cut on his right hand.
The pastor took time to narrate how the invaders jumped into his compound with the plan of abducting him for ransom.
The Pastor said: “It was in broad daylight that the three of them (Fulani herdsmen) with big guns and cutlasses invaded my building”.
“They jumped the fence into my compound and came in through the poultry area with the attempt to kidnap me for ransom”, he said.
“The three of them (herdsmen) had already blocked the entrance to my house and I did not even know there was another one outside the building”.
“Immediately I saw them, I shouted for help in the street and they began running after me but I really don’t know how I escaped from them”, he explained.
Pastor Ajayi added that he escaped miraculously with some wounds – on his forehead and hand as a result of cut inflicted on him by his assailants while struggling with him.
The Ondo state police spokesman, Mr Femi Joseph confirmed that the incident was reported at a police station near the scene, adding that the DPO there had been directed to investigate the attack but no arrest had been made.