By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Protest on Thursday rocked Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State as farmers and indigenes from the university community joined by farmers from neighbouring Obiaruku community in Ukwauni Local Government Area of the state, took to the streets to condemn the alleged killings, and raping of farmers in the area.
Recalled that on Sunday, a farmer, Engr. Mike Egba, resident in Obiaruku while returning from his farm in the area was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen alongside his son and close relative along Abraka/Benin Road by Oghonogbo farm settlement junction.
Egba was also a staff of Delta Staff University, Abraka, attached to the Physical Planning unit.
The aggrieved protesters in their hundreds carrying placards that read ‘Okowa stop Fulani Herdsmen’, ‘Okowa stop the killings now’, ‘Stop killer herdsmen now, Okowa come to our aide,”.
The angry farmers chanted songs like ‘Buhari must go’, ‘Okowa must act now’, ‘We don’t want Fulani herdsmen again,’ ‘Fulani herdsmen must leave our bushes,’ etc.
Speaking toJournalists the Chairman of the association of farmers in Abraka/Obiaruku communities, Idigun Duke, a native of Urhuoka-Abraka, said the attack on farmers seems to have gone out of hand.