- Ossisa community in Ndokwa area of Delta state is in turmoil as Fulani herdsmen have allegedly killed six people in the area
- The youths have barricaded the expressway between Ughelli and Asaba and searching for Fulani herdsmen who might be hiding in the vehicles
- Police have been drafted to the scene to quell the uprising and calm frayed nerves
Emerging facts are indicative that tension has enveloped parts of Delta state as youths in Ossissa, Ndokwa west local government area of the state have taken up arms in protest against Fulani herdsmen for allegedly killing six people in the community.
A source at Ossissa disclosed that the incident of the killing, allegedly carried out by the Fulani herdsmen took place on Thursday, May 11,, which spurred youths in the peace loving community to come all out in search for the armed Fulani herdsmen, who launched a surprise attack on unsuspecting members of the community.
As at the time of filing this report, the Ossissa end of the Asaba-Ughelli express road was partially barricaded while vehicles were searched to fish out herdsmen who may be hiding in any of the vehicles, but under the watch of military and police personnel as well as other security operatives drafted to the scene to restore normalcy.
A number of private and commercial vehicles were stuck at the Nsukwa junction close to the area, having heard of the blockade while others plied alternative routes to their various destinations, yet in fear.
An eyewitness told NAIJ.com that at the scene of the barricade at about 10.45 am, a number of security personnel were on ground to ward off any form of mayhem on innocent travelers.
NAIJ.com gathered that many of the aggrieved youths who expressed their dismay at the poor handling of the nefarious activities of the deadly herdsmen by governments were armed with clubs and cutlasses as they conducted a stop and search on vehicles for hiding Fulani herdsmen.
When contacted, the state police public relations officer, Andrew Aniamaka said the youths were aggrieved over the death of one Udoka Ossai, noting that the youths are pointing accusing fingers at the Fulani herdsmen as being responsible for the death of the youth.
He, however, said with persuasion from the security agencies, the roads have been opened and the place is now calm, adding that the command’s operations officer had deployed to the area to quell frayed nerves and normalcy had returned.
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