HERDSMEN: OBIARUKU SIEGE AS FARMERS ARE HELD HOSTAGE


 

Suspected Fulani herdsmen are allegedly holding some farmers hostage in Obiaruku, Ukwani Local Government Area of Delta State.

News Way gathered  that some of the farmers were chased away from their farmlands, which the herdsmen took over, while the others were held hostage.

It was learnt that the incident, which occurred on Saturday, had raised tension in the community as the residents gathered on Thursday discussing the fate of the farmers, who had yet to come back home.

Residents of the community, who spoke to our correspondent, said the tension generated by the herdsmen had escalated as they allegedly took over farmlands, seized food items from farmers and held some hostage.

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