Fulani Herdsmen kidnap miners in Igarra, set up colony in Akoko-Edo
Unconfirmed reports reaching URHOKPOTA REPORTERS indicate that at least three miners have been kidnapped in Igarra by about ten Fulani herdsmen.
Negotiations are said to be ongoing. But this has not been confirmed by the Police.
Fulani herdsmen allegedly attacked several persons on Imoga-Ibillo Road in Igarra, Akoko-Edo LGA Edo state today.
It is reported also that a great number of suspected Fulani Herdsmen have set up a ‘colony’ in the northern flank of Imoga land.
Imoga is one of the largest places in Akoko-Edo in terms of land mass. It is the boundary town between Edo and Kogi states.
The migrants suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen mercenaries have also allegedly settled at Ogugu, Afeye and Ekor all in Akoko-Edo.
Many people in Edo North Senatorial District of Edo State have expressed concern whether the government has decided to carve a “Cattle Colony” for the Fulani Herdsmen from Akoko-Edo LGA.
Some of the internally displaced persons from Benue State were allegedly moved into Akoko-Edo last night with two buses.
At the moment, they are allegedly in the outskirts of Oriokpe Quarters, Imoga.
Tension and palpable apprehension is building up in the communities into eh area.
No life is lost and well meaning people of the area are allegedly intervening to avoid any possible outbreak of violence.
According to an eye witness account who does not want to be mentioned, “the casualties are responding to treatment at Ayunko and Madona Hospitals at Ibillo.”