Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Residents Of Edo Community Protest Herdsmen Attacks

The People of Ojah community in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State have protested what they have described as incessant attacks on them and their farmlands by alleged herdsmen and have therefore, called on relevant authorities to urgently address the situation.

The protest is coming on the heels of an attack on a member of the community at his farm on January 4, by five persons, alleged to be herdsmen.

The people lamented over the fact that despite reporting initial attacks on their community, nothing was done about it and the onslaught has continued.

They, however, pleaded with the government to come to their aid to prevent a recurrence.
This follows news of similar attacks in other states such as Rivers and Benue which left many dead.
President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the tragic events and prior to having a closed door meeting with the Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom. He has also instructed the  Inspector General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to move to Benue state in an effort to stop the killings.


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