Herdsmen chase Nigerians into Benin Republic


Herdsmen on rampage

Mayor provides refuge for them

•We had no other choice than to flee to Benin —Ogun residents

•Herdsmen stormed our communities killing, stealing, destroying property

•Task Ogun govt to provide camp before coming back home

•You’re our brothers and sisters, your safety is guaranteed, Mayor Dinan   tells Nigerian refugees

•Says 4,477 Nigerians currently taking refuge Pobe municipality

By James Ogunnaike

ABEOKUTA – Many residents of Yewa communities in Ogun West Senatorial District of Ogun State have fled to Benin Republic in search of refuge and protection, following the recent deadly attacks launched on the affected communities by Fulani herdsmen.

It will be recalled that clashes between residents of Agbon-Ojodu, Asa, Iselu, Ijale, Owode-Ketu, Oja Odan and Orile-Igbooro, who are farmers and the Fulani herders in February claimed no fewer than thirteen lives in the affected communities.

When Saturday Vanguard visited some of the affected…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper