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Fulani Herdsmen How cattle herders chased Ondo local govt workers from office

Herdsmen believed to be of Fulani stock, chased Ondo LG workers from their offices in commando like fashion.

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How cattle herders chased Ondo local govt workers from office play

The herdsmen of northern extraction have been blamed for a spate of killings across Nigeria

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Rampaging herdsmen believed to be of Fulani extraction, stormed the Akure South local government secretariat of Ondo on the morning of Tuesday, February 13, 2018 and sent the workers scampering for safety.

It is believed that the herders had a disagreement with the workers before the onslaught. Pulse hasn’t been able to confirm what the disagreement was about.

Punch reports that one of the council workers was allegedly macheted by the herdsmen.

No lives were lost, however.

Law enforcement steps in

It took the combined efforts of Mr. Gbenga Adeyanju who is the Ondo State Commissioner of Police and Mr. Pedro Ideba, Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, to bring the situation under control.

The workers were thereafter pacified and asked to go home, Pulse has learnt. A few had already fled for home before law enforcement arrived.

Killing spree

Herdsmen have been blamed for a spate of killings across Nigeria since the turn of the year.

The pastoralists are believed to have resorted to violence and murder after State governments denied them rights to open grazing fields.

The herders have also killed police officers; in one instance plucking eyes and vital organs off one slain police officer.

President Muhammadu Buhari held an emergency meeting with security chiefs this week as he seeks an end to the incessant attacks.

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