Fulani herdsmen clash in Imo over missing cows

Fulani herdsmen clash in Imo over missing cows

Two Fulani herdsmen on Monday night clash, leaving them with severe knife injuries. The duo were admitted on Tuesday to the emergency unit of the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, the Imo State Capital. The incident occurred in Agbala in Owerri North Local Government Area of the State. The Police spokesperson in the State, Orlando Ikeokwu,

Two Fulani herdsmen on Monday night clash, leaving them with severe knife injuries.

INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, MOHAMMED ADAMU

The duo were admitted on Tuesday to the emergency unit of the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, the Imo State Capital.

A HERDER LEADING A HERD OF CATTLE

The incident occurred in Agbala in Owerri North Local Government Area of the State.

The Police spokesperson in the State, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the two herders were responding to treatments at the hospital.

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

He said that it was policemen from the Agbala Police Division rushed the herders to hospital following a distress call from people.

VILLAGERS GIVING A HELPING HAND TO INJURED FULANI HERDSMAN

Ikeokwu said that the Fulani herdsmen had a disagreement over their cows.

The source said the situation would have escalated, but for the intervention by another herder who witnessed it.

“This issue would have escalated if not that another Fulani herdsman witnessed it.

ONE OF THE INJURED FULANI HERDSMAN BEING CARRIED BY VILLAGERS TO THE HOSPITAL

“What happened was that a Fulani herdsman had gone into the bush where his kinsman and his cows were staying and stabbed him.

“While the man was sleeping, he stabbed him mercilessly. He left with his victim’s cows after he thought that he was dead.

“To his disadvantage, another Fulani herdsman who was in the bush quickly alerted other Fulani herdsmen (nearby).

“They monitored him until the herdsmen arrived. On their arrival, they first recovered the stolen cows before stabbing him countlessly”.

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“It was villagers who alerted the police. The man was rescued and the two rushed to the emergency unit of FMC, Owerri.”

The source said that it would be a miracle if the two survive, as their conditions were said to be critical.

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