Crime

30 people lost their lives in fresh Fulani herdsmen attack in some Ebonyi communities.

In the Fulani attack in Benue state over the weekebd, 12 people were reportedly killed in attack on several communities in Ado LGA of Benue State by people suspected to be herdsmen.

In Ebonyi State, it was gathered that the gunmen attacked Odoke, Ndiobasi and Obakotara communities in the Ebonyi Local Government Area. Sources in the area said the gunmen arrived at the communities around 3am on Sunday.

The communities share boundary with the Ado LGA of Benue State, which has been having land dispute with the Ngbo clan in the Ohaukwu LGA of Ebonyi State. A resident of the area, Uchenna Okpokwu said the invaders came with guns and machetes.

He said, “People that were skilled in Ndiobasi are up to 30 according to the video clips on the incident. Odoke and Obapta are very far and nobody has been able to enter the two villages.

Another resident of the area, Onyibe Jeremiah, lamented that no action was taken to protect the communities despite warnings of the herdsmen impending attacks.

Hé said, “One man from Enugu State who saw the herdsmen when they were coming into the Ebonyi villages made a voice call that went viral, but he was ignored.”

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