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Pandemonium, as armed Fulani herdsmen invade Imo community

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 04, 2019, 05:39:08 AM
By Chinonso Alozie

Owerri—armed herdsmen in Obokofia, Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, yesterday, caused pandemonium when they invaded the community, shooting sporadically.

The Transition Committee Chairman of the local government, Damian Ezeru, confirmed the incident to Vanguard yesterday in Owerri, adding that he would convene a security council meeting with a view to finding a lasting solution.

He said: “There was no fight. The community people asked them to look for elsewhere for grazing land for their cattle. They had promised to leave, but instead came back with guns to harass the residents.

“The herdsmen did not injure anybody. We advised our people not to retaliate, because our lives are much more important.

“A woman abandoned her motorcycle when she saw them shooting, and ran away. The herders damaged the motorcycle.

“We have arranged for a security meeting to see other ways we can handle it within the limits of the law.”

A leader in the community, who declined to mention his name, told Vanguard that the herdsmen shot into the air to scare the host community into allowing them (herdsmen) remain and graze on their farmlands.

According to the source, “our people have been asking them to leave, but they refused. They have destroyed our crops and anytime we ask them to move away, they threaten to kill us; in our own land.

“We came to a breaking point and gave them a deadline. But we did not know that they have planned with their guns. All of a sudden they started shooting into the air and all of us ran away. Those in their farms ran home when they heard gunshots.”

When Vanguard called Imo State Police Public Relation Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, he said he had not been briefed on the matter.

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Re: Pandemonium, as armed herdsmen invade Imo community

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 04, 2019, 05:47:56 AM
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A leader in the community, who declined to mention his name, told Vanguard that the herdsmen shot into the air to scare the host community into allowing them (herdsmen) remain and graze on their farmlands.

A clear act of provocation which will not likely end the way the provocateurs planned.
Someone sent them there to go and provoke the people; my rough guess.
What I know, for sure, is that acts like these further buries Nigeria, and unites the Igbo more.
Even those who were on the fence about a Biafra will not sit there for long after these acts.
In fact some Igbo people have already started to call other Igbos who still believe in Nigeria "saboteurs".
Ain't good for Nigeria, no matter how anyone looks at it, except the deluded people who still think that Nigeria will survive no matter what they do.
History will judge.

Re: Pandemonium, as armed Fulani herdsmen invade Imo community

By: alagbe003 (M) |Time : July 04, 2019, 09:44:06 AM
I hope all this will end soon, these herdsmen are so bold and fearless. I think they know something which other tribes don't know.

Re: Pandemonium, as armed Fulani herdsmen invade Imo community

By: dayan (M) |Time : July 04, 2019, 10:53:28 PM
I hope all this will end soon, these herdsmen are so bold and fearless. I think they know something which other tribes don't know.

My hunch is that they were sent there by some Fulani in the Nigerian army who want to incite local militants into show their hands early so that they can deal with them, but I doubt that these militants will bite the bait. They are Igbo and far more intelligent than that.
This is just an educated guess.
Why do I say this?
Because there is a Nigerian army base at Obinze nearby there.
If there is an exchange of fire the army will use the pretext to attack the natives as usual.

The herdsmen would never be allowed to stay there regardless of what the Nigerian army's schemes are.

But like I said earlier, all these are nailing down Nigeria's coffin.

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