By Ochuko Akuopha
OLEH—SUSPECTED Fulani herdsmen, weekend, kidnapped three building contractors at Amorji, a suburb Onicha-Ukwani community, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State.
Though the names of those kidnapped could not be ascertained at press time, Vanguard gathered that they were abducted while working at a fenced site in the community.
“According to an eye witness, it was these Fulani herdsmen that kidnapped these persons who were doing their job and took them hostage,” an indigene of the community, Joe Ossai, said.
He said: “For some time now, these herdsmen have occupied almost all the communities in Onicha-Ukwani, particularly Amorji and driven the people out of the village.
“My people are seriously hungry because there is no food for them to eat, the easy access road to Kwale had been taken over by Fulani herdsmen. The worst part of it all is that they went ahead and brought their families to be feeding from the communities’ crops they invaded.”
Also speaking on the development, President of Anti-Cult, Ndokwa nation, Mr. Austin Emu, said: “They have been communicating for ransom, but we do not know if they are purely Fulani herdsmen or if our people are also so involved.”
Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer the Delta State command, Celestina Kalu said the police was on top of the matter.