Fulani herdsmen unleashed terror in Obiaruku community, Ukwani Local Government Area, Delta State, yesterday, Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
The herdsmen reportedly harassed farmers and allegedly held eight of them hostage for several hours.
The Daily Sun reports that the farmers were allegedly kidnapped by the Fulani herdsmen around 6 am, but were later released by 1pm.
A youth leader in Obiaruku, Chika Uwabuofu said “For some time now, Fulani herdsmen have been harassing our men and women in their farms, eating the food in their barns and using their cows to destroy their crops.
“On account of this, we have been reporting their activities to the police and a meeting was held by the council chairman, some top government functionaries and the state chairman of the Fulani herdsmen where they were given three days to leave the community.”
40 people were also reported dead after an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Uzo- Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu state on Monday, April 25, 2016.
President Muhammadu Buhari has however ordered the Inspector-General of police (IGP), Solomon Arase and security agencies to stop the killings by suspected herdsmen across the country.
This is coming after Nigerians criticised Buhari for failing to respond to attacks by Fulani herdsmen in some states of the country.