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Couple dies as suspected Fulani herdsmen attack Delta Community

A victim allegedly attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Abraka, Ethiope East L.G.A has died of wounds sustained in the attack.

The victim, Mrs. Patience Akpomiemie, who was attacked in her farm died weekend at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, (DELSUTH), Oghara.

It was learnt that the victim’s husband Mr. Happy Akpomiemie died on the spot after he was shot in the back.

The Nation gathered that the couple and their son were shot at while working in their farm when they were attacked.

The President General, Abraka Development Union, Dr. Joseph Tedwins in an interview lamented the violence wreaked on the community by suspected Fulani herdsmen, stressing that the community have lodged a complaint at the Police station.

He said, “We are in grieving over the loss, as you know the law forbids us to retaliate .As usual we have lodged complain at the police station even the police commissioner visited and the police are doing what they feel they can do about it, but as usual no culprit has been arrested. It appears these people are operating a guerilla warfare ,they attack and disappear .No culprit has been apprehended ,we keep losing our people ,our farm produce destroyed and farms burnt .

“Now the killings have continued again. Until the government decides to do something about it, it is going to be a difficult thing. As a community we cannot take laws into our hands. We do not have any faith in the security agencies. I dare say the police in this area are manned by Fulani that are killing us, the area commanders, most of the security agents that should take decision on this matter are of northern extraction.

“While usually they will pretend that they are doing one thing or the other, it turns out that they are doing nothing. But if you raise your hand to slap or insult a Hausa Fulani man, the next minute they (police) will want to arrest everyone. This is the situation we find ourselves.”

Delta State Police image maker, DSP Andrew Aniamaka said the police have made no arrest.

He said, “We have gone beyond making arrest .But never again will this happen in Abraka. Are working in tandem with security agencies and all the relevant stakeholders including the traditional institutions?”