Over the weekend, suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded seven villages in Ado local government, killing scores of people.
Ndigwe village, Ataloga village, Odokem, Ekile village, Nduobasi village, Ekpufu, and Obakota villages were among the villages attacked, according to sources.
Locals, on the other hand, said that it took the prompt involvement of the Chairman’s Operation Whirlstroke Military Outfit to repel further onslaught.
Following the incident, Ado local government’s Executive Chairman, James Oche, called on the people of the local government to rise up in self-defense.
Mr. Oche stated this in a media chat with journalists yesterday in Igumale while reacting to the killing of over 30 persons in various Igbo speaking communities of Ado Local Government.
Similarly, the chairman has expressed concern over the growing number of internally displaced persons (idps) under his domain and has said the figure has risen from 2000 to nearly 5000.
The tragedy sparked sorrow among the locals which prompted the chairman’s call for self defence in the protection of their lives and properties.