April 02, 2017

NOT AGAIN! Fulani Herdsmen Kill 10 In Cross River

At least 10 people have allegedly been killed by Fulani herdsmen at Obio Usiere in Eniong Abatim, Odukapni local government area of Cross River State.

The Village Head of Obio Usiere, Apostle Iya Effiong Orok, stated on Saturday that although it was earlier reported that two members of the community were killed last week in an attack by the herdsmen, they had discovered that eight more persons were killed.

According to him, the two people earlier reported were just people whose bodies were recovered immediately as at the time of the first attack.

His words, “We have lost nothing less than 10 people in this attack by Fulani herdsmen. They normally come during the dry season to feed their cattle in our area, the same incident occurred two years ago when two people were shot dead, now its 10 people”

“As I speak with you, Obio Usiere has been deserted. Our women are afraid to go their farms because they rape them in the bush and no one can help them. These people are heavily armed and we are just helpless.

“We have reported to both Police, DSS and other security agencies and we are using this opportunity to call on Governor Ben Ayade to help us because about 3, 500 people are now homeless, we have become refugees in our own land”

“It’s about a week this incident took place. It is true that some police men were sent here but the shortfall in logistics is a big challenge. We are afraid to go back to our ancestral home because we know what is happening in Enugu, Delta, Benue and we don’t like shedding blood on our land, it is a taboo for an Efik man to take up arms.”

Police PRO, ASP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the attack, but said only one person was killed.

She said policemen have been drafted to the area and normalcy has been restored.

“Our men are on ground 24 hours and we are not aware of any other killing. The rise in the death toll has not been reported to us as I speak with you, and we are not leaving the place,” she said.

15 comments:

Austine Gabriel said...

this is very very bad

swift said...

na wa for dix nama people

godwin progragrammer said...

this people are wicked!

Rosemary Ezeji said...

It's high time these people are dealt with once and for all.

Sunshow said...

When will all this end

Onifade Joseph said...

That's what happens when government pay deaf ear to the people's plight
#Believe

Oladimeji Seun said...

Will the FG fold their arms looking at this blood sheld all around like this, Government need to do something urgently.

Ay360 said...

Dis fulani pplem leave dia own state and come and start killing innocent pple in dia state, let d gov look in2 dis, its getting 2 much

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

This is too bad more security personnel should be deplored

okorochas justin said...

What is all these nah...

Nasiru Adoke said...

this fulani men should be seriously dealt with..this there attacks are too much now

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Something must be done quick and fast

I. C Bruno said...

The only option is to barn them

I. C Bruno said...

The only option is to barn them

Olisayemk said...

Please God not again, it's high time this nonsense stops

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