VICTIMS of Fulani herdsmen attack in Abugi settlement at Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State have appealed to the state government for assistance in order to regain their farms the herdsmen had destroyed during a recent crisis in the areas. Speaking to journalists in Lokoja on Monday, the farmers urged the government to provide the area with maximum security to forestall future attack of the herdsmen. The group’s spokesperson, Hinton Mohammed also appealed to the state government to provide the
community with access road to boost their economic activities. Jibrin Muhammed, a young farmer and a fresh graduate of Kogi State University, Anyigba said that Governor Yahays Bello’s support would help avert a re- occurrence of such crisis in the community. “We are pleading to Governor Yahaya Bello to help us because already we are down and we are looking for his help so that we can start up and regain our lost farms. “Financially, we are not buoyant enough to say we can leave the grazing areas and start looking for areas to farm so if he will help us, we will be very happy”, he said.
Also speaking, another victim, Hajiya Lare Usman, the president, Kupa community Widows Cooperative Group said that after the recent attack, the widows have abandoned their farms. “Some of us widows visited our farms for the first time just last Week to see and evaluate the situation of things. “We only returned few weeks ago after being displaced from our homes by the Fulani herdsmen attack”, she said. Hajiya Lare, who is also a retired civil servant, said the major challenges facing the community is lack of good road where farm produce can be transported from the areas to the markets in the city.

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