Fulani Herdsmen ‘They have invaded our farms,’ Abia monarch

According to Ekwenye, the herdsmen chased the people away and blocked access to their farm lands.

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The traditional ruler of Abala community in Obingwa council, Abia State, Eze Paul Ekwenye has urged Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to save his community from Fulani herdsmen who have invaded farmlands in the area.

According to Ekwenye, the herdsmen chased the people away and blocked access to their farm lands.

“For five days now, Fulani herdsmen invaded our farm lands; they attacked women who went to their farm. Traders from Akwa Ibom state who were on their way to our Orie market said to me that they were also attacked,” he said according to Vanguard.

“Some of the women said the herdsmen were shooting guns. We invited the Police, but the herdsmen ran away and came back when the Police left. There is tension in this community; every resident is afraid of his life and property. They have used their cows to destroy our crops.

"This is the way they invaded Ukpabi Nimbo community in Enugu state and killed people. We don’t want to be killed in our home. So, we are appealing to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu to deploy security agents to help secure Abala community,” he added.

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Fulani herdsmen have been blamed for several attacks in the country including a recent series of incidents which reportedly claimed 81 lives in Benue.

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