Some portion of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s farm has been burnt down by hoodlums.
It was gathered that the huge mango and orange plantation was attacked and destroyed at Howe community in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue state around 2 pm on Saturday.
The Gwer East Local Government Chairman, Mr Emmanuel Ortsega, who confirmed the incident said the act was deliberate.
He said: “the fire on the 139 hectares farm was started at about 2 pm on Saturday by hoodlums and nearly half of it is gone. It was clearly sabotage.
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“It was strange that there was fire outbreak in the farm because the farm was properly safeguarded, so it was obvious that it was sabotage.
“We summoned a meeting of stakeholders and leaders over the matter in order to fish out the perpetrators and by the grace of God we have already apprehended four persons and investigation is still ongoing to fish out more culprits.”