Tension Builds Up As Herdsmen Occupy Farms In Imo Village.
Tension is rising in Obokofia, a community in Ohaji/Egbema local council of Imo State as herdsmen were said to have vowed to remain in the community’s lands after the deadline to vacate.
On Wednesday, some herders shot sporadically into the air to scare community people and to resist the ultimatum given them to leave the community.
It was gathered yesterday that tension has engulfed Obokofia community, following the insistence of the herdsmen to remain on the community’s lands.
Despite intervention of the Ohaji/Egbema Transition Committee chairman, Damian Ezeru, which calmed down the situation, the herders have stayed put in the community.
Tension was worsened after a security meeting scheduled for yesterday could not take place as the TC chairman was said to be in an official meeting alongside his colleagues with the governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha.
A source from the community told a news agency: “The herdsmen are still in the community. They have not left”
”They are prepared for us but we don’t want to fight them. We want peace in our land.”