4 herdsmen allegedly killed, 138 cattle missing in clash with farmers in Anambra

4 herdsmen allegedly killed, 138 cattle missing in clash with farmers in Anambra

- Miyetti Allah has raised the alarm over the killing of four of its members in some communities in Anambra

- The group's southeast chairman Siddiki said the deaths occurred between December 2019 and January 2020

- Siddiki also noted that there is an air of hostility towards Fulanis in the southeast because of President Muhammadu Buhari

Reports in Anambra state says no fewer than 4 herdsmen and 138 cattle have been killed in fighting between herders and farmers in two communities in Ayemelu local government area of the southeast state.

Daily Trust reports that Miyyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) confirmed the deaths through its southeast zonal chairman, Gidado Siddiki.

Siddiki said the deaths followed clashes with farmers in Anaku and Ifite-Ogbaru communities in Ayemelu. The clashes, he said, started in December 2019.

The names of the dead herders are Mobani Hassan, Abdulrahaman Abdullahi, Rabiu Hassan and Bahago Ilu.

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Mobani died first after he was hacked to death for grazing his cattle in someone's farm while three others were killed in January 2020.

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The Anambra state police command could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the report.

Legit.ng notes that farmer-herders clash is common-placed in Nigeria.

Recently, Benue governor Samuel Ortom revealed that armed herdsmen shot at him in his farm located in the state capital, Makurdi.

Governor Ortom disclosed this on Monday, January 27 while speaking at a live radio programme.

The governor said while he was in the facility, armed herdsmen besieged the vicinity and opened fire on him and his team.

Just recently, Legit.ng wrote that some angry Plateau youths attacked Fulani settlements in the state, setting ablaze 23 houses and a mosque.

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The attack is seen as a reprisal following the recent killing of 13 indigenes by suspected armed herdsmen in Kwatas village of Bokkos local government area of Plateau state.

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