Some Hausa and Fulani herdersmen have clashed in Delta state, leaving 10 persons wounded on Monday.
The incident happened at the Hausa Market along the Benin – Warri road Amukpe, Sapele on August 30, 2021.
Congress learnt that the clash was fueled by an earlier killing of an Hausa boy from Nassarawa who was stabbed to dead on Sunday night upon his visits to the Fulani herders’ camp near the market.
Angry Hausa youths from Nassarawa state hurriedly mobilized and stormed the Fulani herders’ settlement in the bush in retaliatory attack, where about 10persons were reportely hospitalized on Monday morning.
A trader in the market, Mr Ibrahim Umoru, said the crisis begun after an Hausa boy was stabbed by a Fulani man because he was found around their camp.
“maybe he thought the boy came to steal from them, he did not ask why he was there, before attacking him”
“The matter came to us this morning and we can’t just sit down and watch them attack us every time, we want to tell them we are not fools,” he said.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright confirmed the incident.
According to him, apart from the Hausa youth that was earlier killed there was no further casualty.
He debunked report that about 10persons were injured in the retaliatory clash.
The PPRO said the situation was brought under control by the swift intervention of the Sapele Police DPO,CSP Harrison Nwaboisi, adding that a meeting between the warring factions were held in Sapele Police Command on Monday.