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4 Killed, 10 Missing As Villagers Challenge Fulani Herdsmen Over Farm Destructions



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No less than four persons have lost their lives, as suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked Obie-Aku, Opanda village, Nimbo community, in the Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.


Scores were also said to have been severely injured, as the assailants invaded the village in the early hours of Monday, July 26, 2021, when residents of the agrarian community were still asleep.

Confirming the onslaught, a community leader, Stephen Obiakor said about 10 people were still missing after the attack.

Obiakor explained that the trouble started when some herders came with their cattle to graze in the farm settlement but were asked to leave.

His words: “But our people asked them to leave because they had already destroyed some crops.

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“One thing led to another and there was a heated argument that led our people to chase them away from the settlement. Remember that Fulani herdsmen killed our people in 2015 when they invaded this community. So, our people didn’t expect anything since they had left in peace.

“Unfortunately this morning (Monday), they invaded the community and four people were killed. The number could rise because we are still searching for 10 of our people. We also don’t know how many will survive in the hospital.”

Speaking on the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Daniel Ndukwe said an investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident and bring the perpetrators to book.

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