It is becoming obvious that the conflict between the farmers and herdsmen would not end soon. There was an allegation made by Alhaji Gidado Sidikki, the chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria South East that four herders and many cows were killed within some communities in Orumba North and South Local Government Areas of Anambra State.
Reacting to the incidence, Mr. Marcellinus Emechebe, the Chairman of Ogboji Town Union Caretaker Committee, informed Vanguard that:
‘‘Early this morning, gun shots were loud in one of the remote forest/farm land of our community.
‘‘The incident was reported to the Divisional Police Office, Umunze who was led to the scenes by our vigilante operatives. Two Hausa men joined them and investigated the scenes.
‘‘A corpse was discovered in the first scene while in the second scene two dead calf, one big cow and another with amputated leg were discovered. The Divisional Police has carried away the corpse.
‘‘Following this ugly development, there is palpable fears in the community of reprisal attacks. We are, please, requesting for support to reinforce vigilance around the community and environs.’’