The invasion of our Land by Fulani Herdsmen dates back to the days of Orji Uzor Kalu the then Governor of Abia state who spearheaded the act in conjunction with Eze Agunechemba the Ikenga1 of Lekwesi village. In August 2019, the Abia writers group visited Lekwesi village in Lokpanta community, Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia state to get a first-hand Information of how the land was occupied by Herdsmen.

First, they discovered that a Chinese company called MIFE CRUSHSTONE COMPANY lasted for about 20 years before it was shut down in 2010. From the information gathered, shortly after the company folded up, the very land was alleged to have been secretly given to the Fulani Herdsmen as political settlement. The people could not confirm if the land was given free or sold out to them outrightly.

The Elders in Council were not available to speak to us pertaining the agreement that allowed the Fulani to have dominion over the land till date. The team of Media Personnel confirmed that Nigeria Army from Fulani extraction have been guarding their brothers, the Fulani Herdsmen ever since in this location.

Since the demise of Eze Obiagu Agunechemba the Ikenga1 of Lekwesi village, early last year, it has been a great time for the Fulani Herdsmen as they have multiplied in number, their wives, children, and grandchildren have all joined these Herders. This development has promoted several atrocities in our Land. They have equally become so powerful and dangerous to the host communities of Umunneochi. They have created their own Okada (Motorbikes) and Tricycle Transportation Team.
It is also forbidden for the host community members to walk into this territory occupied by them and this is due to their secret evil hatched against the Communities. They Kidnap, rape, maim and chase their host communities away from their farmlands as they graze freely on their crops.

Unfortunately, our Political Leaders are in support of these Terrorists for their selfish interests.
Now, we have to move fast and win this unavoidable war staring at us. We must be vigilant and proactive too.


Written by:
Nwabunwanne David
For: Abia State Media

Edited by:
Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav
For: Abia State Media

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Abia State Media

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