HERDSMEN AND FARMERS CLASH IN ABIA, ONE FEARED DEAD


Clashes between herdsmen and farmers have been recurring

 There was a clash between suspected Fulani herdsmen and the people of Umuobasikwu, Ozuitem community in Abia state
– One person is believed to have been killed during the fracas

– The commissioner of police in the state, Leye Oyebade, said the situation has been brought under control

One person is believed to have died following a clash between suspected Fulani herdsmen and the people of Umuobasikwu, Ozuitem community in Bende local government area of Abia state.
Crops and farmlands worth several millions of naira were destroyed during the incident.

The clash was said to have occurred on Sunday evening, March 12, The Nation reports.
Confirming the incident, the commissioner of police Leye Oyebade said mobile policemen were drafted to the community to secure life and property and prevent the situation from getting out of hands.

He said normalcy has been restored in the community.

Speaking with newsmen on Monday in Umuahia, Oyebade said a large peace committee comprising representatives of the herdsmen, Hausa/ Fulani community, the local community, the state government, security agencies and other stakeholders had been constituted to resolve the clash.

According to him, the committee’s responsibility is to find a lasting solution to the frequent clashes between herdsmen and their host communities in the area.

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