Tension has gripped residents of Sapele, Sapele local government area of Delta state as Hausa traders and Fulani herders in the area engaged in a bloody clash.
As the September 1 deadline set aside by southern governors for the banning of open grazing nears, herders have insisted they will not recognise such policy.
Coalition of Northern groups has promised to repel further attacks and killings in their region by violent herdsmen and reclaim back their lands and communties.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue on Tuesday, July 27, repeated the state government's firm position that it will not give any piece of land to Fulani herdsmen.
The Emir of Muri has alleged that herders are responsible for perpetrating crimes in the Taraba . He said the people of Taraba are tired of herdsmen attacks.
Members of the Delta House of Assembly have commenced the process to enact a law to prohibit open grazing in their domain like their counterparts in Ogun state.