Fulani Herdsmen

Herdsmen invades Cross River, sacks about 200 Families

About 200 families have been displaced at Mbiabong Ito, Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State as a result of alleged invasion of the community by Fulani herdsmen. Information gathered from the area which is about 100 kilometres from Calabar indicated that Fulani herders in their scores invaded farmlands in the community, Tuesday night from Arochukwu axis of Abia State, leading to a violent confrontation between them and the local population. A local source said that the herdsmen were carrying sophisticated weapons, which made it impossible for the indigenes to resist them. The source further stated that the invading herdsmen entered the community in large number with their cows, opened gun fire on the locals who made to prevent the grazing animals from destroying their farms....

Another 11 reportedly killed by herdsmen in Plateau state

About 11 persons have been reported dead in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State after an alleged ambush by Fulani herdsmen Assailants suspected to be Fulani herdsmen were said to have attacked and killed no fewer than 11 people at Diyaen junction in Rim District of Riyom Local Government Area. According to reports, the killings took place on Tuesday night, leaving 9 persons dead on the spot and two others in the hospitals while three others are reportedly battling between life and dead. The victims were said to have been returning from a market in the area known as Makera market driving in a Golf-3 vehicle when the incident occurred. They were attacked while offloading at Dtiyan junction, near Gako village in Rim Community. ASP Tyopev Martias Terna, the state’s Police Public...

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