Fulani herdsmen kill 10 in Cross River
No fewer than 10 people have been allegedly killed by Fulani herdsmen in Obio Usiere, Odukapni local government area of Cross River State.
Village head of Obio Usiere, Apostle Iya Orok, told reporters the community discovered eight more corpses after the two earlier killed last weeks.
He said: “We have lost nothing less than 10 people in this attack by Fulani herdsmen. They normally come during the dry season to feed their cattle in our area.
“The same incident occurred two years ago when two people were shot dead, now its 10 people.
“As I speak with you, Obio Usiere has been deserted, our women are afraid to go to their farms because they rape them in the bush and no one can help them. These people are heavily armed and we are just helpless.
“We have reported to both police, DSS and other security agencies and we call on Governor Ben Ayade to help us because about 3, 500 people are now homeless, we have become refugees in our own land.”
Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the attack but said only one person was killed.
She said policemen have been drafted to the area and normalcy has been restored.
“Our men are on ground 24 hours and we are not aware of any other killing. The rise in the death toll has not been reported to us and we are not leaving the place,” she said.