Delta farmers flee, others missing as herdsmen invade farms - Punch Newspapers
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30 July 2021Suspected Fulani herdsmen are allegedly holding some farmers hostage in Obiaruku, Ukwani Local Government Area of Delta State.PUNCH Metrogathered that some of the farmers were chased away from their farmlands, which the herdsmen took over, while the others were held hostage.
It was learnt that the incident, which occurred on Saturday, had raised tension in the community as the residents gathered on Thursday discussing the fate of the farmers, who had yet to come back home.Residents of the community, who spoke to our correspondent, said the tension generated by the herdsmen had escalated as they allegedly took over farmlands, seized food items from farmers and held some hostage.
It was gathered that vigilantes and youths had stormed the bushes on a rescue mission, while residents of Obiaruku called on the relevant authorities to intervene urgently to avert a possible bloodbath.An indigene of the community, who simply identified himself as Uti, stated that farmers had refused to return to their farms since Saturday when the incident occurred. headtopics.com
Uti stated, “The herdsmen held the farmers hostage, drove the Obiaruku people from their farms and put their cows on the farms to eat up cassava and other crops.“The people are no longer going to their farms, that one I can ascertain.”One of the farmers, Mrs Maria Obinta, said, “On my own farmland, the crops have been destroyed by the herders; I’m no longer going to the farm to harvest my cassava, because cows have eaten up the crops.
“Yes, some people were held hostage. The cChairman of the local government was in Asaba to speak to the Commissioner of Police about the matter. The chairman said he was consulting with security operatives to know what to do so that the people being held hostage can be released.
“It is almost getting to a week now; people are no longer going to farms; the herdsmen are heavily armed, so we are afraid.” Read more: The Punch Newspapers »
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