Many Feared Dead As Farmers, Herdsmen Clash In Kogi

Many persons were feared dead on Sunday evening as farmers and herdsmen clashed in Isanlu, the headquarters of Yagba East local government area of Kogi State.

It was gathered that crisis began after a farmer was ambushed and killed on his way to his farmland on Friday.

The chairman of Yagba East local government area, Hon. Abdulrazaq Ijagbemi, confirmed the incident to newsmen on Monday.

He explained that a group of herdsmen had attacked a farmer on his way to the farm and killed him in the process.

He said, “The man was working on his farmland when a herder moved his cows into his farmland. After destroying the farmland, the farmer arrested one of the cows and he went to the police station to report.

“He was asked to go and bring the cow and on his way, some Fulani men ambushed him and his brother who fortunately escaped to inform the members of the community.

“After several efforts by the local hunters and villagers, his mutilated corpse was found in the bush after two days.”

It was further learnt that aggrieved youths of the village launched a reprisal attack on Fulani men in the community, leaving many of them dead while others fled for their lives.

No fewer than 15 motorcycles and a Toyota Corolla car, all belonging to the Fulani men were burnt by the locals.



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