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ICC Note:

The extremist Islamic group of Fulani Militants have once again caused havoc and destruction in the Christian community of farmers in Abia Nigeria.  The Nigerian Government has failed to recognize the magnitude of destruction and classify the Fulani Militants as terrorists and provide protection for farmers and their families who continuously get slaughtered. The Christian Association of Nigeria  spoke up after the most recent  killings of over 30 people in Kaduna  by the Fulani Herdsmen, calling it a form of “Religious Cleansing“. 

12/5/2016 Nigeria (Vanguard)  BARELY three weeks after a community in Arochukwu council of Abia State was invaded and attacked by Fulani herdsmen, another community, Ozu Item in Bende council was again attacked with scores of farmers sustaining life threatening injuries.

Crops worth several thousands of naira belonging to Ozu Item farmers were also destroyed by the herdsmen and their cattle. Current Secretary to Abia state Government (SSG), Dr. Eme Okoro is from the community and he has roundly condemned the invasion and attack. The attacks by herdsmen in the state seemed to have defied solution from both the state government and the police in state. Some victims of the deadly attack were taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia while several others were taken to private hospitals for treatment.

At the Federal Medical Centre, one of the victims, Mr. Sunday Oru, 40, who had a fractured right arm and chopped fingers was still wreathing in pains at the accident and emergency ward. Oru told reporters that the herdsmen invaded their farmlands, plundered their crops including rice, cassava, okro and plantain and fed their cattle with them.

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