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Fulani Herdsmen: Delta-Ndokwa-east Residents Flee Homes

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For the people of Ossissa, an agrarian community in Ndokwa-east local government area of Delta State, especially for Umuosumili, a neighboring community to Ossissa, this is not the best of times.

The fear of Fulani herdsman has become the beginning of their wisdom. Situated a few metres away from the express road running between Ogwashi Uku and Ughelli, the community’s major means of livelihood is production of cassava and yam.

But the invasion of the community by the gun-wielding Fulani herdsmen is sending shivers down the spine of the hapless farmers. Many of the farmers now dread going to the farm for fear of the herdsmen.

While residents of the communities have fled their homes for fear of the unknown, no fewer than nine persons have been reportedly killed in horrendous manner, and others escaped by whiskers.

Last week Wednesday, March 9, the Fulani herdsmen unleashed havoc on some residents of the settlement. Bicycles and motorcycles were burnt while one Ndudi Chiedozie and his wife escaped nearly being killed by the men along the way to their farms.

But a youth, Afam Enennoh, was not so lucky as he was badly attacked and butchered by the men. The little Fulani herdsmen applied the cutlass on him, cutting his buttocks, arm and ankles leaving him reeling in the pool of his blood.

His survival is currently hanging in the balance as he is presently undergoing intensive treatment at a clinic in one of the villages.

The Fulani attack on the youth was unprovoked. According to Afam Egudu who barely managed to speak on the clinic bed, he was going to the farm when he met the men on the way.

“I met them on the way, they asked me to stop and as soon as I stopped, they brought out their cutlass and started cutting me.

They didn’t ask me any question; they just stopped me and began using the cutlass on me. I was going with my motorcycle; I managed to escape with blood all over my body”. Afam explained that he was dragged to the clinic by sympathizers who met him reeling in blood on the road.

He said having been rushed to the clinic; he later heard that his motorcycle had been burnt by the herdsmen who disappeared into the bush with their cattle. The nurse at the clinic Miss Joy Eboma, gave a description of his condition when he was dragged to the village clinic.

Eboma said “I was here when he was rushed from the bush to the clinic. He was macheted on the arm, buttocks and ankle. He was unconscious when he came. I had to quickly begin treating him so as to bring him back to life. We rushed him to the theater, fixed drip on him before we began stitching the cut portions of his body.”

 

The post Fulani Herdsmen: Delta-Ndokwa-east Residents Flee Homes appeared first on Nigerian News from Leadership News.

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