Fulani herdsmen attack David MarkSuspected daredevil Fulani
herdsmen, yesterday, at Akwu-
Agatu, shot at the convoy of former
Senate President, Senator David
Mark, during his visit to Agatu to
assess the level of destruction in the
area.
The former Senate President
escaped unhurt along with other
key officials in the convoy even as
the suspected herders repeatedly
fired at them.
Senator Mark was in company
of the former Minister of Interior,
Comrade Abba Moro; member
House of Representatives for
Ohimini/Otukpo, Hon. Ezekiel
Adaji; security aides, newsmen and
party supporters while embarking
on the tour of the eight communities.
The communities affected
include: Aila, Akwu, Okokolo,
Adagbo, Akwu, Ugboju and
Odugbeho which are completely
destroyed by Fulani herdsmen.
The convoy of the former senate
president was approaching Akwu
community when some fleeing
herdsmen sighted it and shot at
it leading to a stampede, which
brought the convoy to a halt.
Security men on the convoy
of Senator Mark were ordered
to remain calm and refrain from
exchange fire until the former
minister ordered that the convoy
should continue to move.
All the eight communities
attacked by the herders were
completely destroyed and deserted
except Odugbeho which was again
attacked last Thursday evening.
Speaking to few persons in each
of the communities, Mark expressed
shock at the level of destruction and
assured that the incident would be
the last, carried out by the herders.
He urged the youths to remain
calm and refrain from embarking
on reprisal attacks since two wrongs
do not make a right, stressing that
the senate would soon embark on
public hearing on the matter to find
a lasting solution to it.
An angry youth leader in Aila,
Michael, lamented the porous
security in Agatu local government
and angrily told the former senate
president to tell the President to
remove the soldiers, as ‘we are
competent now to defend ourselves’.
However, Senator Mark appealed
to the youths to maintain peace and
remain law abiding as he promised
to convey what he had seen to the
government for prompt action.


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  • vic

    THIS TIME LUCKY MR MARK, WATCH YOUR FRONT AND BACK, ONE DAY, YOU ARE SURE TO PAY FOR YOUR SINS.