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Tension as two Fulani herdsmen are declared missing in Anambra

There is currently tension in Umuoba-Anam in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State following the sudden disappearance of two persons believed to be herdsmen in the community.

According to the South East leader of Cattle Breeders Association, otherwise known as (Miyetti-Allah), Alhaji Sadiq Gidado, the incident took place at the area where the two men and others were grazing.

According to him, the herders were at their grazing ground at Eziagulu-Otu community and later decided to go to Otuocha market to buy something, when they were allegedly abducted by some youths.

Gidado said the two persons had not been seen since the incident, adding that while their caps and shoes, which they took along with them to the place, had been recovered, their motorcycle had not been seen.

“If they were killed, all we want to see is their bodies and we will be satisfied. I don’t know why some people want to cause trouble after the peace accord we signed with the state government and security operatives in Anambra State,” he stated.

Also speaking with newsmen, a sixty-year-old father of one of the victims, Alhaji Bello Nuhu, who gave the name of his missing son as Musa Bello Nuhu (26), said he had been saddened by the sudden disappearance of his son.

“I was in my house when I got a distress call and I rushed to the place and what I saw frightened me. I have been devastated and worried since then because my son was in charge of my cattle, which his other siblings cannot do.”

Meanwhile, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Samuel Okaula, said yesterday that the command had already deployed a large number of policemen to the area to maintain peace and to prevent reprisal attack.

CP Okaula said investigation had commenced into the sudden disappearance of the two Fulani natives.

Though the police commissioner could not confirm whether the missing people were actually killed, he said the police command was still investigating the matter.

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