The South-East zonal Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki has claimed that four herdsmen were killed and hundreds of cows missing after an attack on a herders’ settlement in Ogborji, Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
According to Siddiki, the attack which happened on Saturday brings to over 20 Fulani herdsmen that have been killed in Anambra State alone from January to March, 2021.
According to Siddiki, who spoke to journalits during a briefing in Awka, the Anambra State capital, the latest attack on his people took place at Mohammed Idris Herders’ Settlement on Saturday, adding that the gunmen entered the camp, started shooting and in the process four Fulanis were killed, while their corpses were taken away, adding that hundreds of cows were missing in the attack.
“One of the escaped herders called me and told me that some unknown gunmen in a Hilux vehicle with red cap invaded Mohammed Idris Herders’ Settlement shooting sporadically and that led to the deaths of our four members and hundreds of Cows missing,” he said.
It is however yet to be known if the attack is the hand work of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), established by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The security outfit, which has been at loggerheads with the military, was established to provide security for lives and property in the South-East geopolitical zone, especially in the face of incessant attacks by suspected herdsmen.