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Noticeable pressure has enveloped the Obudi Agwa group within the Oguta council space of Imo State following marauding Fulani herdsmen attacking and killing an indigene of the group on his farm.
Sunday Solar realized that deceased Elder Ozoemena Iriaka had gone to his farm within the morning hours when he noticed Fulani herdsmen grazing their cattle on his farm and that he had confronted for grazing their cattle on his farm.
It was additionally discovered that the dead man had tried to ward off the cows from his farm, warfare which had infuriated the herdsmen who ambushed him with their machetes, inflicting serious cuts on the back of his head as he tried to flee from them.
An indigene of the community, Mr. Declan Odime Okaru, disclosed that the victim, Elder Ozoemena Iriaka was attacked and slain by Fulani Herdsmen who had contested feeding their cows on his farm earlier in the day.
He bemoaned that the herdsmen have always grazed their cows on the farms of the neighborhood.
In accordance with him, ‘Ozoemena Iriaka, who is among the elders in the community, had visited his farm where he met the Fulani herdsmen grazing their cows on his farm, in attempt to scare the cows away he was attacked, even when he tried to flee from the assault, they chased after him and machete him to death. The herdsmen caused a deep machete lower on the back of his head and even on his two arms after which ran away.
‘But when we received the report, the youths mobilized and within the course of, we caught up with one of many fleeing herdsmen who we handed over to the Oguta Police division as a result of we had restricted the indignant youths to not take the law into their own hands.’
He added, ‘these herdsmen have been in the behavior of grazing their cows on the farms of the people of this community and when the people challenge them they will attack you.’
When contacted for an explanation, Mr. Orlando Ikokwu, the spokesman of the Imo State Police Command, requested that our reporter send him an SMS, however at the time of press, he had not answered back. The Sun reportsScannews24.com