In the fresh attack, which occurred last weekend, the injuries, according to sources from the community, were sustained from gunshots and machete cuts. The incident was said to have occurred last Friday.
He said: “Last Friday, when one of our men went to his rice farm with his family members to harvest their rice, he saw that the herdsmen had led their cattle to feed on the crop. “The plea of the farmer to the herdsmen to take the cattle away from the rice farm fell on deaf ears. Instead they inflicted machete cuts on the man.” According to him, alarm raised by the family attracted the attention of youths, who engaged the herdsmen, “who opened fire on the youths, leaving six of them fatally wounded.” He said the timely arrival of the state Chairman of the Farmers/Herdsmen Committee and the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade, and the team of policemen from Arochukwu, led by the Divisional Police Officer saved the community from more casualties.