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2 Community Leaders Detained Over Death Of 3 Herdsmen

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The Deputy President General of Ifite Ogwari Community in Ayamelum local government area of Anambra State, Chief Nwaora Ikeoala and the town’s chief security officer, Chief Michael Akamala have been detained at the Anambra State Police headquarters in Awka in connection with the alleged killing of three herdsmen and some cows after the destruction of cultivated large farmlands in the area by Fulani herdsmen.

However, the two accused Community Leaders denied the allegation insisting that they only met to after an attack on their farms to access the level of damage to crops by the herdsmen in line with the directive of the state government’s special security task force on farmers- herdsmen relationship in the state.

According to the state Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Baba Maiyaki, three herdsmen lost their lives, but only one body was recovered. He added that it was the reason the community leaders were being detained, while investigation into the matter was continuing.

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