Herdsmen attack Spread Simultaneously across the Country - eritvnews

Herdsmen attack Spread Simultaneously across the Country


The activities of Fulani Herdsmen has simultaneously spread across the country as there have been cries of killings by the herdsmen from different regions across the country.

From CALABAR – ITIGI, hometown of Senator Liyel Imoke, former governor of Cross River State was on Monday in disarray following a clash between the youths of the community and herdsmen. An All Progressives Congress, APC, councillorship aspirant was shot dead over a disagreement between Fulani herdsmen and the locals.

Jospeh Ugbor said the herdsmen who claimed that one of their cows was killed by youths in the area, confronted the youths which resulted in an altercation leading to the killing of the councillorship aspirant “The conflict attracted security personnel from Ugep, Yakurr Local government Area.

Also in Plateau state, three persons were Saturday ambushed and killed in Zangwra community of Miango district of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, in what residents say is yet another attack by herdsmen.

Attack on Benue has also continued as a daily occurrence while more states from the west are also crying out from their end. Ekiti, Ogun, and other parts of the west have had a continuous attack with the provoking one coming from Oyo.

An elderly farmer was on Saturday beheaded by herdsmen in his farm at Iseyin, Oyo State. His son, who was with him in the farm, was also said to have been injured by the herdsmen who also destroyed crops in the farm. President-General of Agbekoyas Worldwide, Kamoru Okiki Aremu, who disclosed this said the deceased, identified as Mustapha, alias Bebe Jeje, was a gentle man who was very popular at Iseyin. He said unless the federal government and Governor Abiola Ajimobi immediately arrest and prosecute the culprits, the Agbekoyas would declare war on herdsmen all over Oyo State.

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