According to first-hand information reaching Somtoo Okoye blog, there was pandemonium at Okoti-Odekpe in Ogbaru LGA of Anambra State during a faceoff between local youths and Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday.
The eyewitness says that Fulani herdsmen encroached a vegetable plantation with their cows destroying the farmland around around 7:30AM. When the owner of the farm protested their actions and raised alarm, he was butchered by the herdsmen who scattered in different directions as residents and youths of the area mobilized for an attack.
3 of the herdsmen were said to have been caught and brutalized while 5 cows were also killed. My eyewitness says that Nigerian Navy – whom have a barrack in the community – immediately swung into action and saved the herdsmen from the angry youths.
The Police Area Commander for Onitsha, Yahaya Abubakar, confirming the incident said:
“Yes, arrests have been made.”