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Governor Rochas Okorocha Held Up By Fulani Herdsmen Who Blocked His Convoy



Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on tour of projects in the state with some Journalists were held up for about half an hour at Amakohia Orlu Road in Owerri the state capital on Saturday between 4 and 4. 30 pm by Fulani herdsmen.

Security men attached to the governor cleared the cows off the road.

Meanwhile, Persons suspected to be herdsmen, yesterday, attacked Coromo and two other villages in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State, killing about 12 villagers and injuring about 18 others seriously.

Local sources said those killed included seven men, two women and children, while 13 houses were burnt. Information about the attack was sketchy, last night, but it was said that the herdsmen launched the attack following a long standing land dispute over farm lands.

The herdsmen reportedly stormed the town in the night and started attacking Tivs who had come back to farm on their lands. It was said that hundreds of the natives fled to neighbouring villages while others ran to the Gassol B Police Divisional headquarters for their safety.

The Taraba incident came on the heels of the massacre by suspected herdsmen in an Enugu suburb which triggered outrage.

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