2 dead as Fulani herdsmen clash with community indigenes in Delta

8 years ago by: Millenium
(m) at 1-02-2012 07:48PM (8 years ago)

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By the time the dust of the fiasco settled, two people lay dead while several others were reported stranded.

The busy Ohoro junction of the East/West road was barricaded during the clash which broke out at about 12 noon, leading to serious traffic grid as the warring parties unleashed hostilities on each other.

Travelers were held in the traffic for several hours as passengers and drivers abandoned their vehicles and scampered for safety.

Though the root cause of the crises was still hazy as at the time of filing this report, sources alleged that it was as a result of the killing of indigenes of the community and molesting of women in the bush either on their way to their farms or their way back by the suspected Fulani herdsmen.

A community source alleged that two headless bodies of indigenes of Uwheru have been found in the bush in the last three days, adding that the community boys mobilized into the bush on discovering the second headless corpse.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, alleged that the Fulani settlers were being guarded by some soldiers, and disclosed that one of the soldiers suspected to be guarding the cattle herdsmen was shot in the leg during the cross fire.

Decrying that the Fulani settlers were claiming equal ownership with indigenes of the community, he said the herdsmen have vowed to remain in the bush and that no amount of force or intimidation would make them leave.

The situation was however brought under control by a combined team of security agents who helped to clear the barricades to allow free flow of traffic.

Contacted, Spokesman of the Joint Task Force OPERATION PULO SHIELD, Col Timothy Antiga, said; “the Joint Task Force is currently helping to calm down tempers following a conflict which erupted earlier today (Monday) between Fulani cattle men and indigenous people in Ohoro-Uwheru Community in Ughelli North of Delta State.”

He implored all residents of the community to remain calm and allow an investigation into the matter.

Reacting to the incident, a senior police officer attached to the Ughelli ‘A’ Division said no official complaint has been lodged by either the community leadership or the Fulani herdsmen.


all_d_audible (f) at 1-02-2012 07:54PM
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MilleniumMan (m) at 1-02-2012 08:19PM
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
onyimau20 (f) at 1-02-2012 08:55PM
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Fulani pple and their wahala again..
Vectorcy (m) at 3-07-2016 11:51PM
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Only to kil dem knw aw to do