Herders stormed the Ole-Esu community in Kogi State’s Omalla local government area, resulting in the death of one person.
An unnamed local claimed that the incident began on Saturday when migratory herders were seen destroying fields in the Ole-Esu village.
According to him, tensions between the Ole-Esu community’s people and herders reached a breaking point over the previous weekend, triggering a conflict. They then learned that one person had been discovered dead in the aftermath.
We spoke with another resident who said, “We are not against the herders travelling through our territory, but they should respect our own ways of life.” Seeing what you worked so hard for destroyed in an instant is heartbreaking.
While confirming the occurrence, SP William Aya of the state police stated, “The situation is already peaceful. Vigilantes and hunters are keeping close watch over the sites, as are police and other security organizations.
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