Trouble Brews in Anambra over Disappearance of Herdsman, Dead Cows

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David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The disappearance of a cattle herder identified as Shehu Issah in Aguleri, Anambra State, may cause unrest and hostility between members of Aguleri community and herdsmen.

THISDAY gathered that Issah who went out with his cattle for grazing, disappeared without trace, just as two of his cattle were found dead.

The Chairman of South-east Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders, Alhaji Gidado Sadeeq, declared that the 23-year old cattle herder, disappeared in Aguleri, but failed to state his date of disappearance.

He said two cows under Issah’s guide were killed in the community while others returned without the herder.
Sadeeq said the situation haS created tension in the area, while stating that the police and the Department of State Service (DSS) averted an attack on some other cattle herders by the host community.

THISDAY gathered from a source in Aguleri, who pleaded to remain anonymous that the disappearance of the cattle herder may breed trouble for the community, saying that this has been a source of worry to the community.
He insisted that the community did not know anything about the disappearance of the herder, nor were they involved in the travails of the herder.

But Sadeeq expressed worry too about the safety of his people.
“My people are now afraid of an imminent attack. It’s unfortunate that this is happening.
“It’s unfortunate that the host community are not keeping to the agreement reached between the security, Anambra State Government and the herdsmen,” Sadeeq stated.

THISDAY gathered that as a result of the development, security had been beefed up in the community which incidentally is Governor Willie Obiano’s home town.

When contacted on the telephone, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Nkeiruka Nwode, said the matter had not been brought to her knowledge.

She promised she would get in touch with the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Otuocha, where the incident allegedly occurred, and get back to THISDAY but she never did as of the time of filing this report.

  • Iskacountryman

    relax…eat the cow…an attack is not imminent…but there is nothing like free beef…

    • Oty

      Of all the towns your people slaughter and plunder, Aguleri and Umuleri are two places that will spell their waterloo. These two communities are war mongers and kill at will (including women and children) like your people do. So, both of you are birds of the same feathers.

      Let us watch and see.

      • Iskacountryman

        sure…when they finish killing each other…doofus…

  • Jideofor Bismillah Akbar

    Don’t take anambralians as cowards. Biafra war is an example and don’t think that Fulani people will attack the community and still live to tell the story. It’s left for Buhari to prevent this brewing civil war cause that herdsman must have been used for rituals knowing fully well that Anambra state is a hot bed for occult brotherhood Orders and occult activities.

    • Iskacountryman

      okay…eat your ngwo ngwo…

    • abodes_124

      when you have a stick and the other person an AK 47 the outcome is already determined regardless of the bravery of the combatants

  • Cheta God

    Just one herdsmen. How many people were killed in Benue by these murderous Fulani herdsmen?

    • Oty

      And DSS and Police were there to protect them