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Again, Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Invade Uwheru Community



There is palpable tension in Uwheru Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State where suspected herdsmen have allegedly invaded the community again to over run farmlands.

About a year ago, ravaging herders seized the community by the jugular, visiting it with devastating attacks which left many dead.

Following that vicious attacks, the community stopped the consumption of cow meat.

But in the latest invasion, a suspected herder was apprehended in a bush by indigenes who handed him over to the police in the Ughelli A division.

Narrating their ordeal, President General of the kingdom, Macpherson Egbedi, said the suspect and other fleeing herders were found destroying their farmlands on Thursday.

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“If you can remember when they came last year, they killed 10 people and mass burial was done for them; everyone was aware of of it, even the state government was aware and they said they will not come again.

“This time they have come and started the same way of destroying our crops again, killing people and raping women in the bush .

“We want the government to come to our rescue because there is nothing we can do, they came with their guns and mercenary, there is nothing we can do, we cannot fight, we don’t have power to fight them.

“Even the one we caught, we brought him as an evidence for the government to know that they are already in the bush trying to do the same way they have been destroying crop and killing our people.

“We caught this one with effort of the entire community and any moment they will over power everybody and the same destruction will take place and starvation.


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