There was panic in Agbala, Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo
State on Tuesday August 13 after a Fulani herdsman allegedly stabbed
another in order to steal his cows, but was caught by other herdsmen who
stabbed him repeatedly as punishment for his actions.

It was gathered that the two herdsmen were rushed to the emergency unit of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.

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Punchng quoted a source as saying, “What happened was that a Fulani
herdsman had gone into the bush where his kinsman and his cows were
staying. While the man in the bush was sleeping, his kinsman stabbed him
mercilessly and left with the victim’s cows thinking that he was dead.

“However, another Fulani herdsman, who was in the bush, quickly
alerted the other herdsmen. They monitored his movement until
reinforcement arrived. The other herders first recovered the stolen cows
before stabbing him repeatedly. It was the villagers, who alerted the
police.

The man was rescued and the two victims were rushed to the emergency
unit of the FMC, Owerri. This issue would have degenerated if not that
another Fulani herdsman witnessed it.”

The attacks caused a gridlock on the Owerri-Aba Road. The police
spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the two herdsmen were
responding to treatment in hospital.

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