Fear grips communities, controversies trail incident


File: A herder

There are indications that tension has enveloped the Ogboji, Ndiokpalaeze and other neighboring communities in Orumba South and North Local Government Areas of Anambra State following the statements of the leadership in the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, on the alleged killings of herdsmen and loss of cows in the territories around the communities.

This is also coming with controversies over what transpired at the scenes.

While the chairman of MACBAN South East, Alhaji Gidado Sidikki, alleged that four herdsmen were killed and many cows lost in the incident, Police sources as well as town unions in the communities said only one person was confirmed dead, while only two calves and one cow were found killed and loss of cows cannot be ascertained.

Also the location of the incident was said to be in farmlands bordering several communities and not in Ogboji town as alleged by some media reports.

Confirming the incident, Chairman of Ogboji…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper