Herdsmen, Delta Community Exchange Gunfire

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen and youths from
Umunor community in Ossissa Kingdom in
the Ndokwa East Local Government Area of
Delta State on Monday evening exchanged
gunfire.
Although, it was not clear if there was any
casualty, it was learnt that the exchange of
gunshots followed an attempt by some
suspected herdsmen to invade the
community over a lingering crisis between
the farmers and herdsmen in the area.
Sources in the community told our
correspondent on Tuesday that the incident
made residents to flee to neighbouring
villages.
A security source told our correspondent
that a security post had been stationed in
the area following the intervention of the
council chairman and the police area
commander who visited the village on
Tuesday morning.
“We don’t know if any casualty was
recorded during Monday’s incident but there
was a heavy exchange of gunfire between
herdsmen and community members over a
failed attack on Umunor community. Our
men have been drafted there to keep the
peace.”

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