Tension: Hausa Traders, Fulani Herdsmen Clash in Delta Community

Tension: Hausa Traders, Fulani Herdsmen Clash in Delta Community

  • Some Hausa traders and Fulani herdsmen have engaged in a deadly fight in Delta state according to reports
  • The fight, the report says, was a result of a superiority battle between the two groups in the community
  • Meanwhile, many people who sustained varying degrees of injury have been rushed to hospitals in the area

Sapele, Delta state: In what will continue to surprise many Nigerians, there seems to be disunity among northerners in Sapele local government area of Delta state.

This follows a clash between two groups as Hausa traders and Fulani herders in the area engaged in a bloody clash, Punch Newspaper reports.

The incident occurred at the popular Hausa Market along Benin-Warri road, Amukpe, in the metropolis.

Hausa traders, Fulani herdsmen in Sapele have engaged in serious quarrel.
Police operatives from the Sapele Police station have been mobilised to bring calm. Photo: Nigeria Police
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According to witnesses, about 10 persons sustained varying degrees of injury in the clash and were rushed to different hospitals in the area.

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The clash reportedly started after a Fulani herder stabbed a Hausa boy.

Not happy with the stabbing, the Hausas who are of Nasarawa origin, were said to have hurriedly mobilised and attacked the Fulani herdsmen settlements in the bush and they fought back.

A source in the market, Ibrahim Umoru, who commented on the development said:

“Maybe he (Fulani man) thought the boy came to steal from them. He did not ask why he (the boy) was there. The matter came to us this morning and we can’t just sit there and watch them attack us every time. We want to tell them we are not fools."

On their part, the Fulani herdsmen who spoke with newsmen under anonymity blamed the Hausas for the clash.

Meanwhile, police operatives from the Sapele Police station have been mobilised to strategic locations in the area.

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Ortom sends a message to presidency

Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom has responded to the verbal attack directed at him by the presidency after he accused the Buhari administration of being complicit in the recent killings across the country in a recent interview.

The Benue state chief executive said instead of launching an attack on his person, the presidency should focus on the issues he raised and address them immediately.

The governor demanded an apology from the presidency for accusing him of stirring ethnic tensions and calling for genocide.

Governor Ortom advised the Buhari administration to focus on ending the killing of innocent Nigerians across the country, fix the economy, and stop the stinking corruption under its watch.

Emir gives herdsmen 30-day ultimatum to vacate forests

In another report, the emir of Muri Empire in Taraba state, Abbas Njidda Tafida, has given herdsman a 30-day ultimatum to vacate forests within the state.

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The emir who gave the ultimatum on Tuesday, July 20, after Eid prayers, warned that herdsmen who fail to heed the order will be forced to do so.

Speaking in the Hausa language, he accused herdsmen in the forests of attacking towns and villages to kidnap residents.

Source: Legit

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