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Herdsmen Attack Rivers Community, Abduct Woman

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A group of men suspected to be herdsmen has abducted a farmer identified as Edith Lawrence and inflicted injury on several persons, including another farmer, Blessing Chimele.

The incident happened on Thursday in Ihuoba community in the

Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State.


A source from the area told Southern City News on Sunday that

the herdsmen led their cattle into the victims’ farm, adding that

when the women raised the alarm, one of them was kidnapped while

others were injured.


It was gathered that the herdsmen attacked some inhabitants of

the community with daggers, bow and arrow before they made away

with Blessing, whose whereabouts remained unknown.

“The herdsmen allowed their cows to roam into people’s farms and

when the women, who were working in their farms, saw what was happening,

they began to shout and called people to help them.


“The herdsmen attacked some of the people that came to the place.

Community people were attacked with daggers, bows and arrows.

Many were injured. One of the farmers, Blessing Chimele, was injured.


“Also, one woman (Edith Lawrence) was kidnapped by the herdsmen.

As we speak, there is no news about the woman’s whereabouts.

She has not been released,” the source,

who simply identified himself as James, added.


James explained that some of the inhabitants of the community,

mostly women, later embarked on a peaceful protest along the

East-West Road axis of Ahoada East, calling for the release of Blessing.

He said the women were angry as a result of the destruction of their

farms by herdsmen, who fed their cattle with the crops on their farmland.


Another community member said, “Some women were rushed to the hospital

after the attack. They (women) have gone to some of our leaders,

telling them that the herdsmen were feeding their cattle with crops

from their farms.


“These herdsmen attacked the community people with arrows and dagger.

Now, we have yet to get the number of people that were attacked because

some people ran into the bush. We are still searching.


One Dorathy Ifeanyi, a resident of the area, said the herdsmen also

attacked neighbouring villages, adding that many women were affected.


“They broke my pot and the maize I bought for N16,000 were destroyed.”

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