Abia police summons traditional rulers over herdsmen/farmers clash

Abia police summons traditional rulers over herdsmen/farmers clash

- The Abia state police command called for a meeting which included herdsmen, farmers, traditional rulers and the leadership of Miyetti Allah

- The meeting was supposed to address issues bordering on the herdsmen/farmers clashes

- The meeting took place at the police officer's mess in Umuahia, the state capital

The Abia state police command on Thursday, January 18, convened a meeting with herdsmen and farmers at the police officer’s mess in Umuahia, the state capital.

Attendees of the meeting were security agencies, traditional rulers, Hausa Saraki, the leadership of Miyetti Allah and others.

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Although the agenda of the meeting is yet unclear, it may be linked to matters bordering on cattle colony and getting a permanent solution to frequent herdsmen/farmers clashes as well as bringing about a peace between both factions.

Legit.ng reported that over 300 residents of the Isiadu community, Ameke Ibeku in Umuahia North of Abia state had fled their homes after gunmen suspected to be herdsmen invaded the community in the early hours of Monday, January 15.

Reports said that the village head of Isiadu, Chief Ochionye Chilaka, said the residents fled into nearby bushes when the herdsmen started shooting into the air.

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Source: Legit

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