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Tension As Fulani Herdsmen Attack Rivers Community, Destroy Farms



Tension As Fulani Herdsmen Attack Rivers Community, Destroy Farms

Fulani herdsmen reportedly invaded Agbonchia community in the Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State, destroying farmlands and attacking the residents.

Residents revealed that the herdsmen had stormed the community on Monday with residents fleeing the area due to the fear of the killer herdsmen, who reportedly also raped some women.

“Right now, farms in Agbonchia have been taken over by Fulani herdsmen. Our women are crying in the farms. To return home is almost impossible. Everyone is angry. We are protesting. This is not a fable. I am there now witnessing this assault,” a resident told SaharaReporters.

“All the Agbonchia men and women both young and old have decided not to go to work on Friday. We are marching in our numbers to the Eleme Local Government Area headquarters to protest and ask the Fulani herdsmen to leave our land. We started marching since 8am.”

“This incident started since Monday this week. That was when they invaded Agbonchia. They invaded our entire farms and raped our women. They put their cows in our cassava farms to eat and they cut one of the okada riders (commercial motorcyclists) with a machete and took his bike from him. There is serious confusion at the moment,” another resident said.

Source: Naija News