Planned Herdsmen Attack


People of Ndi Uduma Awoke community in Ohafia local government of Abia State are on edge over alleged plan by Fulani herdsmen to launch reprisal attack on the community. To forestall the impending attack the traditional ruler of the community, His Royal Majesty Ezeogo Kalu Uduma Nchonwa yesterday led other community leaders to the state police headquarters Umuahia where they appealed to the state police commissioner to intervene and protect the community from herdsmen. The police in a statement signed by the police public relations officer, DSP Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the fears of the Ndi Uduma Awoke people, saying that combined efforts of the police and the military had doused the tension. According to the police, there was a dispute between farmers and herdsmen in Ohafia local government and “since the incident, Police covert operations, and extensive patrol have been deployed to ensure no further breach of peace in the community and its environs.”