Saturday, 3 February 2018

6 Herdsmen Escape Death, 8 Cows Killed As Youths And Herdsman Clash In Delta State

According to report, some six Fulani herdsmen were rescued on Thursday by community leaders at Torugbene community, Burutu local government area after youths from the community reportedly repelled an alleged attack on some farmers by the herdsmen in the community.

It was gathered that eight of the herdsmen's cows were killed by the youths over what they described as the continues destruction of their farm produce by the grazing herds

It was also reported that the herdsmen had tried to attack a female farmer who raised the alarm, that drew the attention of her sons and other youths in the community who came to her rescue, according to Vanguard.

According to a source who spoke on condition of  with newsmen, the farmers in the community have been having a running battle over the years with herdsmen who graze their herds on their farms.

"They invaded the woman’s farm and when she accosted them on the rationale for their actions, they attacked her, leading to a confrontation with youths from the community who mobilised to the farm to rescue the woman". The source said.
"It took the intervention of elders of the community who intervened and rescued the herdsmen from being lynched, but unfortunately, 8 of their herds were killed while the impasse lasted". The source added.

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