Residents Flee As Fulani Herdsmen Destroy Kogi Community For Killing Their Cows

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Heavily armed herdsmen on Saturday invaded and razed Miza community in Kupaland, Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State, destroying homes and other buildings, multiple sources have confirmed.

The attacks were allegedly carried out by Fulani herdsmen, who accused members of the community of killing their cows.

However, there were no reports of casualties as the attack occurred after residents had fled, the police said.

The attack also came on the heels of a peace meeting convened by the state police command between leaders of Miza and Fulani communities.

An indigene of Miza, who pleaded not to be named for fear of his life, lamented that the attack on the community came as a shock to the people of Kupaland, who he said had co-existed peacefully with the Fulanis for decades.

He said many residents have now fled to Lokoja, Minna and other neighbouring areas.

“We are surprised at the recent attack on our community because it came hours after we had a meeting at the Police headquarters in Lokoja”, the source said.

“The Police had appealed to representatives of Kupa and Fulani communities to stop all forms of hostilities and allow peace to prevail in the area. Hours after the peace meeting, the herdsmen struck and ravaged our community”.

According to the source, those who had taken refuge in neighbouring communities, called to say that over 1,000 armed Fulani herdsmen were heading towards Miza.

Not willing to confront the herdsmen, the people withdrew and the herdsmen set fire on the community, the resident told PREMIUM TIMES.

A local journalist also said Miza had come under attack by suspected herdsmen earlier in the week.

According to him, local vigilante repelled the attack and killed five of the suspected herdsmen while the others fled.

“Earlier in the week, some Fulani herdsmen had attacked Miza but the vigilante in the community repelled and killed five of them”, said the journalist.

“However, one person from Miza and another from Gbeduma community lost their lives during the fighting”, he added.

The Kogi State Police Commissioner, Paul Okafor, who also confirmed that Fulani herdsmen attacked Miza, said the command had moved in to contain further hostilities in the area.

He said, “There was an attack this morning but there was no casualty recorded. There was an earlier incident where the Fulanis alleged that the Miza people killed their cows and they went and attacked them.

“There has been crisis in the area and we have been trying to resolve the situation. We held a meeting with them yesterday and today (Saturday) we did the same thing”.

Asked whether any arrests had been made, the CP said the nature of the attack, which he described as guerilla style, made it impossible for the command to effect arrest.
Larry28 at 01:32 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Thank God no life lost
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morgrawl231 at 02:27 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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longben at 03:41 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Haha, i dey laff oh. Sai Buhari joor and burn and maim those imbeciles who love their enemies moe than themselves. They go reach Lagos soon and cross the Niger before the end of 2015. And me? I just dey dey looks the imbes biting their fingers!
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femjay at 04:17 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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dareper at 04:32 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Is there no strong boys in the community? They can't try that in igboland. I trust my people.  Useless imbeciles, I wish it's one of them the community killed not cow
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Nyakinic at 05:14 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Aboki man too like cow
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sweetypweety at 05:26 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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C'mon Mr. Poster. Do ur research well. I am from DAT community nd it was'nt about cows at all.  D fulanis have been robbing &killing d  people of d community 4 a long tym but 5 weeks ago it got worse. They killed a very young guy and attacked d boys village & killed his father & 4 other pple including an infant. As well as destroying properties worth millions. After 3 weeks they killed additional 8 pple and raided d whole community. D fulanis even invited their pole from Bernie & Nasarawa to come nd help them fight. Its been days since they've drove my pple out of our ancestral land nd taken over. Their isn't any village they've not destroyed. Just ystdy they burned down a whole village. I have pictures to prove.
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sweetypweety at 05:33 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Some1 should please help us cuz our land is in serious trouble. They've killed pple even ystdy and still threatening to wreck more havoc in d land. We are helpless cuz unfortunately d govt is not ready to help us.     Police were sent but they didn't even reach d community as they were afraid. Its only d Army dat can help us now. PLS SOM1 SHLD HELP US.
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deboalabi262 at 06:47 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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beneno at 07:14 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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zoe61 at 08:13 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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terrible
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Abubu86 at 11:28 PM, 11 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Fulani man and love 4 cow
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echeeche at 09:26 AM, 12 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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kenstew at 06:37 PM, 13 Jan 15 (2 years ago)
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Idiots,....rag..tags fulani
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PoliticxGuru at 05:24 PM, 24 Aug 15 (2 years ago)
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Na wa oooo
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Vectorcy at 11:50 PM, 3 Jul 16 (1 year ago)
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We simply leave in one confused country
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