A group of some Fulani Herdsmen have been allegedly involved in the shooting of one youth as well as scaring many in the Ishibori community, in Ogoja main town, a local government in Cross River State.
The incident took place on Wednesday, 14th September, 2016, the eve of Ogoja New Yam Festival which has left the town in abrupt fear as many are fleeing the community till today the main day of the Festival.
Calabar Reporters can authoritatively report that, some group of youths have once in the few days try to chase out the Herdsmen due to their involvement in many notorious and terrorists attack in the East, West and Northen part of Nigeria.
This they said is to enable them celebrate their traditional Festival in peace as they usually do.
But, things turns out the other way round when a boy from Ibil, Ukpe community of Ogoja staying in Ishibori was shot several times by the herdsmen.
One Udam told calabarreporters.com that they were surprised as no bullet could penetrate the boy.
Meanwhile, the boy escaped with some minor injuries during the incident.
As the boy escaped the incident, this had left the entire community in abject fright as many are now running for their lives.
Communicating with some youths of the town, some told Calabar Reporters correspondent that, “The herdsmen are well armed and scary, quite different from the ones they used to know and are posing a huge threat to people and the state.
The youths also urge the state government to do something about it before it’s too late.
Few months back, there was a report of an incident by Calabar Reporters that a woman was killed at the Monaya region of Ogoja main town behind the St. Benedict’s Cathedral Bishop’s house where they wrapped up her phone in a leaf and left her to die in cold blood.
Right now, the Ogoja New Yam Festival is still on going but on low key with security measures and vigilante on ground to ensure there’s no casualties.