March 22, 2023
Farmers, herders clash over land invasion

Farmers, herders clash over land invasion

From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu

Residents of Garin Malam Community, Jakusko Local Government Area of Yobe State were thrown into pandemonium when some herders allegedly invaded their farmlands with their livestock resulting in bloody clash leading to the death of one person.

ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yobe Police Command, Damaturu confirmed the incident in a statement made available to The Triumph in Damaturu, recently.
According to him, Fulani herders invaded the farm lands of the said Garin Malam village and begun to graze on farm produce.

He said suddenly, the communities alongside their vigilante took action to stop the herders, adding that as a result, bow and arrow fighting ensued where one of the herders died consequently.

He further explained that the herders stormed the community, razed down one house and burnt down some farm produce belonging to them.

The police spokesperson added that: “In a nick of time police rescued the situation; few people were arrested and hospitalised the wounded ones at Federal Medical Center, Nguru.”

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police deployed large number of police personnel to maintain peace and prevent further escalation of the situation.

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