- Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly invaded and killed two people in Afam Uku, Oyigbo, local government area of rivers state
- Chisom Gbali, the caretaker committee chairman of Oyigbo local government area, has confirmed the killings
- The State Police Public Relations Officer Omoni Nnamdi said he has not been told about the incident
Two people have been reportedly killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Afam Uku in Oyigbo local government area of rivers state.
The suspected Fulani herdsmen were said to have attacked the victims for unknown reasons.
Meanwhile, an eyewitness said the attack might be because of the resistance from the victims against the destruction of their farm crops by the herdsmen’s cattle.
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Reports have it that Chisom Gbali, the caretaker committee chairman of Oyigbo local government area, has confirmed the killing.
NAIJ.com gathered that Gbali said the deceased were attacked and killed by the suspected Fulani herdsmen in their farmlands.
He said: ‘’We woke up this morning to hear the story of the two people killed by the Fulani herdsmen.
''I don’t actually know the reason for the killing. But, I believe that has to do with destruction of farm crops by cattle.
''The victims, I learnt, had questioned the motive behind the destruction of their crops by the herdsmen’s cattle.
''There might have been hot exchanges between the victims and the herdsmen. One of the victims was from Tai."
He further disclosed that seven persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Rivers state police command spokesman Omoni Nnamdi said he has not been told about the incident.
NAIJ.com also recently reported that a nursing mother has been killed in a clash between some Fulani herdsmen and residents of Adiko community in Obi local government of Benue state.
The nursing mother was killed alongside three others in the crisis that began after Fulani herdsmen were refused entry into the community.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of devastated Southern Kaduna, where residents were prevented from getting Red Cross relief materials by herdsmen: