Herders of Fulani origin at the weekend stormed Agwa Community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, leaving in their trail blood and sorrow.
Our correspondent gathered that the herders killed at least one person, Emeka Nnorom, a commuter motorcyclist during the invasion.
A source told or correspondent that the herders had been destroying economic trees and crops at Umuekpu Agwa Village where they have been operating in the past four years.
The source said that trouble started when the youths of the village attempted stopping the herders from destroying their farm land.
According to the source, the herders launched attack on the community after engaging youths in a verbal warfare.
The source said; “Some youths saw and wanted to stop the herders from destroying crops of the villagers, but the killer herdsmen continued.
“They rather engaged the youths in exchange of words. When the pressure was high, the herdsmen left the place and entered another direction, where they met an Okada man that was returning home, and killed him.
“On hearing the sad news, the youths of the Village, went to the place for a reprisal attack, but could not see the herdsmen, as they ran away after killing the innocent man.
“They carried the body of their slain brother home and reported the matter to the police for investigation.
The source disclosed that the herdsmen later mobilized and stormed the village in the night, shooting sporadically.
He said, “Around 8:00pm today, the 21st day of May, 2023, the killer Fulani herdsmen had mobilized heavily and stormed Umuekpu Community, shooting indiscriminately.
“Right now, they have occupied all the bushes and houses in Umuekpu Agwa, while the people have deserted the Village”
Recall that herders, three years ago, murdered one Mr Ozoemele Iriaka, from the same village, without any reason. He was killed on his way to the farm.
Meanwhile, the Agwa Central Union (ACU), has condemned the dastardly act, describing it as unfortunate.
The union called on the state government and security agencies to come to their rescue by intervening in the matter as quick as possible