Herdsmen Crisis In Nigeria
Reacting to the attack, Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Friday, February 14, condemned the renewed attack on villagers and called on security agencies to address the issue.
Again, unknown gunmen suspected to be armed herdsmen have attacked and killed three youths and injured one other in Tyana village in Riyom local government area of Plateau state.
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.
The state chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, and a sister Fulani organisation, GAN Allah Association, confirmed the attack to journalists on Tuesday, January 28.
When contacted, Edo police command spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said the policeman did not die, adding that he and other injured persons are receiving treatment in the hospital.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) slammed the Plateau police command for linking suspected Fulani herdsmen to the Sunday, January 26, attack in the state that resulted in 13 deaths.