Fresh ethnic tension is brewing in Anambra state as four Fulani herdsmen were reportedly shot dead in an attack on a settlement in Ogborji, Orumba South local government area.

The incident which occurred on Saturday, March 6, amid the mounting farmers-herders crisis in the country also saw many cows stolen, Daily Trust reports.

Speaking on the development, the chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Southeast zone, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, said gunmen entered the camp and started shooting, leading to death.

According to him, many corpses were also taken away by the assailants in an attack that saw many cows also killed at the Mohammed Idris Herders’ Settlement.

“One of the escaped herders called me and told me that some unknown gunmen in a Hilux vehicle with red cap invaded Mohammed Idris Herders’ Settlement shooting sporadically and that led to the deaths of our four members and hundreds of Cows missing,” the MACBAN leader said.


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