Armed herdsman

(By Silas Tams)-Some Fulani herdsmen have been remanded in prison custody in Rivers State for attacking farmers in Ihuaba community in the Ahoada East Local Government Area of the state.

Those who were arrested by the police after the attack on May 27, and later arraigned at Ahoada Chief Magistrate Court included Babangida Abba, Umar Tella, Lawal Inusa, Mustapha Abdul, Sani Muhammadu, Gida Abubakar, Mohammed Umar and Mohammed Ali.
The case was adjourned to June 18, 2018 by the Magistrate while the accused are remanded in prison custody, and the case file sent to the Chief Registrar for advice of the Department of Public Prosecution on the matter.

Speaking on the attack, Eze Igbu Upata 111, HRM Eze Felix Enene Otuawarikpo warned against a second attack as he vowed that his people will not hesitate to defend themselves if they are further provoked by the herdsmen.

Reports say that farmers in the area have severally complained over the grazing of cattle on their farmlands and that instead of calling their people to order, one Alhaji Ahmadu, said to be the head of Hausa community was allegedly the leader of the attack which led to the destruction of crops, injuries to many while one lady from the community is missing and feared to have been abducted.