Clashes Between Farmers and Herdsmen Claim 10 Lives In Niger State
Bloody clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Niger state has caused the death of over 10 people.
Six persons were killed Bokuta village, Bosso Local Government Area, while four people lost their lives at Tungan Mallam village in the Paikoro LGA.
A Bokuta resident said herdsmen and farmers clashed after the herdsmen invaded a farm with their cattle and destroyed the farmers crops.
He said the farm owner engaged the herdsmen in a scuffle, during which one of the invaders was killed while another one was injured.
“The following day, herdsmen went on a reprisal and shot five farmers dead. The village was in turmoil and nobody could go out for two days. It was the police and military men who eventually came to restore peace,” he added.
Similar stuff happened in Tungan Mallam, a youth reared cattle into a large farmland and destroyed a huge number of crops.
Owners of the farm complained but the youth and other herdsmen struck and killed one of the farmers. The farmers regrouped and went on a reprisal, killing three herdsmen.