• Tension In Delta Community Over Army Herdsmen Clash
  • Trouble was said to have started when suspected herds­men who were alleged to be brandishing AK-47 rifles rid­dled a vehicle with bullets. It got to a point that soldiers and the herdsmen exchanged fire which led to another round of shooting. “The shooting was so much that the Army called for reinforcement and there was panic in Abbi,” a source said. While an indigene of the community, Hon. Kaso Eni revealed that it was a case of failed armed robbery or pos­sibly, kidnapping, another eye witness said, “the gunshots were continuous, people were running helter-skelter. While he confirmed the Po­lice could not do anything as no one dared to enter the bush until the vigilante group in the community mobilised them­selves, he said all through the night, “we did not sleep owing to the fear and uncertain situ­ation.” Corroborating the Ono­tu-Uku of Umia quarters, the Onotu-Uku of Okwelle quar­ters, High Chief Okpor Isaac, said on Friday morning that, “It all started on Thursday morning; the herdsmen came out and they were shooting, we mobilised the Vigilante and they went into the bush. “We thought that it was over till about 6 pm when they attacked a Tundra Jeep, they riddled the body with bullets, but the lone occupant of the vehicle was able to escape and ran back to Orogun in Ughelli North Local Government Area. “At Orogun, she called for the assistance of the Army, when the Army got there, the herdsmen opened fire on them which led to another round of shooting. The shooting was so much that the Army called for reinforcement and there was panick in Abbi. “Our Vigilante came out too and at the end, the machine (motor cycle) the herdsmen used was recovered, we believe that they are still in the bush, we kept vigil through the night and we are not sure about what will happen today. “We need more security presence in our community, the police did not do much as they spent just few hours with our men.” Another source in the com­munity who wants to be anon­ymous said, “what happened yesterday was an eye-opener for the state government to beef up security in the com­munity.
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  • manan on 20 Sep '20 - 02:36pm
    thanks for the update
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  • mmadu on 20 Sep '20 - 02:43pm
    this is really serious , the army have to stay back in the community for sometime nah.
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  • hamzat on 20 Sep '20 - 02:59pm
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  • ifeco on 20 Sep '20 - 05:24pm
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