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Tension In Edo As Rampaging Fulani Herdsmen Go On Killing Spree

fulani herdsmen kill farmer policeman edo state

Tension In Edo As Rampaging Fulani Herdsmen Go On Killing Spree

Some suspected gunmen said to be herdsmen have killed a police officer and a farmer in Owan area of Ovia NE LGA of Edo state.

The unidentified was killed last Saturday by herdsmen.

The community called in the police to help retrieve the body but the herdsmen were said to have fired at the police and killed one of them in the process.

A brother to the farmer was also said to be hit by bullets fired by the herdsmen.

The killing made the community members block the Bénin-Akure highway to protest the killings and sought government attention to the crisis.

Motorists plying the road were stranded for several hours that the protest lasted.

One of the protesters who gave his name as Moses, said herdsmen in the bush have been killing and raping women in their community.

Moses said their crops have been destroyed by the herdsmen.

They killed our person in the bush. We called in the police so that we can retrieve the body but they attacked again and killed a policeman. The government should come to our aid.

“Herdsmen are terrorising us. We need help so that we can go to our farms.”

Farmers at Igbanke community in Orhionmwon local government also protested destruction of the crops by herdsmen.

The farmers who protested to Bénin City said they could no longer enter their farms.

They alleged that yams, cassava and other crops were used to feed cows after which the farmlands are set ablaze by the herdsmen to enable fresh grass to grow.

An elder of Iganke, Mr. James Iguando, said,

“We are afraid. We cannot take laws into our hands. We don’t have plantain, yams and others again. We are now hungry. Herdsmen take their cows to eat our produce.



  1. Shol

    January 29, 2020 at 5:48 AM

    Any yet you people will still buy their cows in the market. When you people are ready to liberate yourselves you’ll stop buying their cows

  2. Caesar

    January 29, 2020 at 6:34 AM

    Stay there and wait for your government!
    Is the same government you are waiting for not under their control?
    You can’t hear just as you cannot see with your wide open eyes!!!

  3. Sado

    January 29, 2020 at 9:32 AM

    I hardly eat cow meat. Nigerians should stop eating cow meat so that they will go back to their states.

  4. Amanda

    January 29, 2020 at 9:45 PM

    You better be careful of media.

    “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

    ― Malcolm X

    During Obasanjo regime it was OPC terrorizing the country to the point that Obasanjo ca;;ed for shooting them at sight.

    During Goodluck Jonathan regime it was Niger Delta terrorizing places

    During Buhari it is Fulani terrorising th country.

    Don’t be fooled people. Shey na today Fulani live amongst you?. You better do your research beyond social media.

  5. Ajoke

    January 30, 2020 at 8:35 AM

    Clearly the police is under fined. The security allowances should go to fund the police and not the governors

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