14 Nov 2016

Fulani Herdsmen Attack Rice Farmers in Ohafia, Abia State (Photos)

A web page recognised as Abia Online reported an onslaught by some Fulani herdsmen on rice farmers at Ohafia, Abia State leading to several casualties.
This has attracted the intervention of a certain lawmaker, Hon Uko Nkole representing Arochukwu /Ohafia Federal Constituency who has called for peaceful coexistence between aggrieved farmers and the Fulani herdsmen accused of invading their farmlands with their cattle in the course of grazing.

He made the appeal at the village hall of Ndiokereke Abam in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State, following the unfortunate and unanticipated attack by the herdsmen on some indigenes at a rice farm.
Mr. Nkole who ran back to the village when the news got to him, hinted that he was on a fact finding mission to see things for himself and to ascertain the extent of damage as well as to calm down the tension in order to proffer a solution.

The Federal lawmaker in company of the Security Adviser to Abia State Governor, Retired Captain Awa Agwu visited some of the victims at the health centre where they are receiving treatment for various degrees of machete cut inflicted on them during the attack.

Nkole paid their hospital bills and urged the officer in charge at the centre to ensure the victims get all the necessary medicare. Nkole also visited Mrs Jonah from Ndi Agwu Abam and her little daughter that had 3rd degree burns at the same hospital. It could be recalled that Hon. Nkole earlier made a cash donation to upset part of her medical bills.

He promised to assist in facilitating their further treatment at the Orthopaedic Hospital in Enugu based on Doctor's referral. He further pleads that the state government and other philanthropists attend to the SOS in respect of the victims.

Some of the victims who are settlers include Ezekiel Ebong who hails from Akwa Ibom state and Amos Omoro from Bayelsa State, called on the government to check the activities of the herdsmen so as to sustain the existing peace in the area.

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