A bloody attack was averted in Oraukwu community in Idemmili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, yesterday, as community vigilante members allegedly intercepted about 60 poisonous bows, arrows and sharp cutlass laced with suspected poisonous elements at Ubana farmland in Dim-Ubana village.
Commander of the vigilante, Mr Dona Enenebeaku, told Daily Sun that some suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed the community in the twilight of Monday with dangerous weapons but were pursued by his team who intercepted their dangerous weapons.
“One of my vigilante members was on patrol. So on getting to Ubana, he saw two Fulani herdsmen. One was carrying a sealed bag and some weapons while the other was carrying bows and arrows. He called me on phone to rush down to the bush with our team.
“They had seen him from a distance. So, while he was making the call, they dumped their heavy weapons and ran away. Before we arrived, they had disappeared into the bush.
“We later combed the bush searching for them but, they had escaped.” We collected the bows, arrows and other dangerous weapons they dumped. There are more than 50 bows and arrows in our custody,” he said.
It is clear to us that those Fulani people intended to attack our community. Those two might be their messengers. What are two of them doing with over 50 dangerous weapons in our farmland at that time? We have warned our people to be cautious.”
The President-General of the community, Mr. Cyril Ejidike, confirmed the incident to our reporter but added that they’ve beefed up security in the area.
Contacted, Anambra Police spokesman, Ali Alphonsus Okechukwu, whispered to our reporter on the telephone that he was in a meeting and wouldn’t talk but didn’t reply to a text message sent to him as at the time of filing this report.
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