Protest in Ijumu over influx of Fulani herdsmen




The people of Iyara in Ijumu local government area of Kogi state Wednesday took to the streets to protest the alleged invasion of the community by Fulani herdsmen.

The protest which was carried out  by the youth was at the instance of an  alleged incursion into the community by some Fulani Herdsmen displaced by Ajowa Community, in neighbouring Ondo state .

“The herders arrived few days back at Zango, along Iyara-Kabba road in two loads of trailers. Thereafter, some community leaders visited the Zango market and saw the herdsmen in their large numbers with their luggage.

“We also discovered that the head of Fulani in the market allegedly collected money from them with a promise to accommodate them.”

Esters were demanding the immediate relocation of the herdsmen from their community given the frosty relationship existing between farmers and herders.

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