At Ihube … the victim of the latest Fulani herdsmen bloodletting in Nigeria.
Photo credit: John Okoye.Fulani herdsmen who fled after killing an indigene of Ihube in the Okigwe area of Imo State, Nigeria have been apprehended and handed over to the police by members of the community who trailed them as they escaped the scene of murder.
Giving an update on the incident in an update on his Facebook page, an eye witness, John Okoye who also posted the picture of the lifeless body of the victim, warned that the people of the area should brace up and protect themselves from the murderous tendencies of the herdsmen whereever they visit as according to him, the end is not in sight to their unprovoked aggression. Below is Okoye’s description of what happened at Ihube:
“Just got back from Ihube, ihe ukwu mere (an evil thing happened). Please use every legal means to protect yourself, these Fulani herdsmen are not stopping soon. Lying here is Chinedu, a young man murdered by the herdsmen”.
“Well, I gathered they’ve been arrested and the community leaders have promised to follow up the case. These herdsmen are heavy on cheap drugs too that’s why it’s easy for them to just slaughter anyone talking to them.
How many more will die in our communities.”