- The recent attack on a herders' settlement in Anambra state has Ogborji, Ndiokpalaeze, and other communities worried
- Miyetti Allah leadership alleged that during the incident four herdsmen were killed and many cows lost
- It would be recalled that the Fulani herdsmen were reportedly shot dead on Saturday, March 6, in Ogborji, Orumba South LGA
Ogborji, Ndiokpalaeze, and other neighbouring communities in Orumba South and North local government areas of Anambra state have been enveloped in fear.
In a report by Vanguard, this is following the statements credited to Alhaji Gidado Sidikki, the southeast chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) over the alleged killings of herdsmen and loss of cows.
Contrary to the number of casualties Sidikki revealed, police sources and town unions said only one person was confirmed dead, while only two calves and one cow were killed.
Siddiki claims that this figure brought the number of herders missing between January and March 2021 to 21.
Legit.ng recalls that ethnic tension was brewing in Anambra state as four Fulani herdsmen were reportedly shot dead in an attack on a settlement in Ogborji, Orumba South local government area.
The incident which occurred on Saturday, March 6, amid the mounting farmers-herders crisis in the country also saw many cows stolen.
Speaking on the development, the chairman of MACBAN southeast zone said gunmen entered the camp and started shooting, leading to death.
Two farmers killed in Ekiti; Fayemi pays visits
Meanwhile, in the spirit of responsive leadership, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state paid a condolence visit to the families of two farmers killed in their farms by suspected herders in Isaba Ekiti.
The tragic development which came amid mounting ethnic tension over the atrocities of Fulani herdsmen has degenerated into crisis in the affected community.
In a series of tweet on Sunday, March 7, Governor Fayemi said he visited the families of the slain farmers to commiserate with them over the loss of their beloved and douse the brewing ethnic tension in the community.
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