PANDEMONIUM!!! Fulani Herdsmen Attack Rivers State

Fulani herdsmen attack at Ihuaba community in Igbu Upata Kingdom in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State has left at least two persons missing and several others injured IGBERE TV has learned.

Herdsmen, at the weekend, abducted one Edith Lawrence while another identified as Chiemele Blessing, who was allegedly shot with an arrow while she was working on her farm at Akpaja farmland is yet to be found.

Fulani herdsmen attack at Ihuaba community in Igbu Upata Kingdom in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State has left at least two persons missing and several others injured IGBERE TV has learned.

Herdsmen, at the weekend, abducted one Edith Lawrence while another identified as Chiemele Blessing, who was allegedly shot with an arrow while she was working on her farm at Akpaja farmland is yet to be found.

Theportcitynews.com reports that scores of others were wounded and crops worth thousands of naira destroyed by the rampaging herdsmen.

Theportcitynews.com learnt that trouble started when the owners of the farm protested against the destruction of their crops by cows led by the herdsmen.

The farmers, a source said, had severally complained to one Alhaji Ahmadu who was said to be the head of Hausa community in the area but instead, he allegedly mobilized herdsmen to attack the unarmed farmers.

The source told TPCN that the said Alhaji was sighted at the scene of the attack which prompted the police to arrest him and others who allegedly participated in the attack.

The attack is coming at a time the people of Igbu Upata are consolidating on peace which returned to the area. Ihuaba is also the home of Eze Igbu Upata III, HRM Eze Felix Enene Otuwarikpo.

Reacting to the herdsmen attack, Eze Otuwarikpo, condemned it vehemently and warned against further attacks. He added that the people of Igbu Upata will defend themselves if further provoked.

He drew the attention of both the state and federal governments, and security agencies to the ugly menace, insisting that the Igbu Upata people are peace-loving and must not be taken for granted.

He, however, lauded the police for their timely response and assured that Igbu Upata people will continue to live in harmony with those who would wish to conduct themselves peacefully.

Describing the herdsmen as bloodthirsty miscreants, the Eze said the attack was a sad episode on the peace-loving and hospitable people of Igbu Upata Kingdom.