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Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by WiszyFraud: 11:38pm On Apr 06
ICYMI: While killing our men, herdsmen boasted nothing would happen to them because their people head security agencies - Woman who survived Ebonyi killings

Mrs Ngozi Odo-Abuchi is a graduate of the National Teachers’ Institute, who works in the Education Department of the Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. In this interview with RAPHAEL EDE, the 49-year-old widow who survived herdsmen’s attack on Obeagu community in the Ishielu LGA on Monday last week, explains her face-to-face encounter with death

We learnt that you narrowly escaped the herdsmen’s attack on the Obeagu Road. How did it happen? Why did they spare your life?

On Monday, while I was coming home from where I went to, I mounted an okada from their park at the Nkalagu junction to convey me to Obeagu, my hometown. The rider is from the same community but not the same village. We left Nkalagu around 5pm and from Nkalagu to Obeagu is between 30 and 45 minutes with a motorcycle. We passed our junction, Egedegede, and about half way into the town, we saw people wearing black attire and most of them were inside the bush. Because the okada rider was on top speed, he could not stop immediately after sighting those people. And because he was not suspecting anything, he continued.

Unfortunately, when we got to that point, those people swooped on us. We were trying to run, but we didn’t know they had surrounded the entire place and they grabbed us. They started beating us, dragged us into the bush so that nobody could easily see what they were doing from the road. They were hitting us with their machetes on the head and kicking us with their boots. They stabbed the motorcyclist in the stomach and slit his throat. That was how they killed all the men; some of the attackers cut the men’s noses and hands after killing them.

When you got to the Egedegede junction, did you not see the vehicles and motorcycles that were burnt along the road?

They had not done that. It appeared that they started the killing on the road leading to the community. We were the first they stopped and the okada man conveying us was the first person they killed. As other motorcyclists were coming, they continued killing them, while the females were being tortured. After the beating, they would drag them inside the bush and ask them to lie down. They killed all the okada riders, but the women they didn’t kill, but beat us so mercilessly.

Why did they spare all the women and none was killed?

One of them, while they were killing the men, drew his dagger to stab me. Then I was seriously praying and remembering God’s promises to those who entrusted their lives to him. Suddenly, one of their leaders shouted at him: ‘Do not touch the women, they will go and tell their people that this is the consequences of daring to chase Fulani herdsmen out of their community. They will take our message to Nnamdi Kanu that he is doing his Biafra and that he and his IPOB cannot stop us from operating anywhere in the South-East or even South-South. All the heads of security agencies are our people. If they attack any Fulani man in any state, the government security agencies being controlled by our people will go after them, while we will come for reprisal. Tell Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB that he can continue to rant on social media, while we do what we know best.’

What is your experience like in the hands of the herdsmen?

What I saw that evening is better imagined. It was very horrific, but thank God for sparing my life. God is very merciful to me. I was calling the name of Jesus Christ to intervene and save us. While I was praying, I was also quoting the Bible, remembering his promises to those who believe and trust in him. So, as I was praying, one of them said I shouldn’t pray again and close my mouth, but I kept on praying and they kept beating me. One of them raised a dagger to kill me before another one shouted at him to stop and not to kill her or any of the women. There was nothing they didn’t use to torture us; they hit us with machetes; they kicked us with boots and marched upon us.

How long did the operation last?

I don’t know, but I know it started around 6pm and we were there till darkness covered us. After killing people, they started burning motorcycles. So, their attack at that location could have lasted about two to three hours or more, but I can’t be exact, because they collected all our belongings – phones, money and every valuable item, including handbags.

Then, how did you manage to come out alive

It was a miracle of God really. After they had killed all the men, they gathered some motorcycles and were burning them. At that point, I discovered that they were not close to us and we all ran inside the bush and while we were running, we continued to hide behind trees and the darkness of the night covered us. So, we slept inside the bush until the following morning. In the morning, two of us who ran and hid in the same place trekked back to the scene to see if our belongings were left and some villagers saw us and took us home.

How many were the attackers?

They were many; more than 20. I couldn’t have counted them because some of them were on the road; some were staying with us and beating us, while some were going up and down. Probably, those ones were on surveillance looking for more people and ensuring that they were not repelled. Meanwhile, all of them were bearing AK-47 rifles with double magazines.

Do you know who the assailants were?

They were Fulani men. In short, they told us that they were Fulani; that they came to show us that since our people pursued them out of our community, they wanted to give us a parting gift.

Is your community having problems with herdsmen?

Yes. They used to take their cows into our farms and destroy crops. They harvest yams and cassava and use them to feed their cows; when our people complained, they would tell us that it wasn’t their cows that destroyed the crops. So, this year, our people asked them to leave our community so that we could return to the farm. You drove to this place, from that Egedegede junction to this town is about 15 kilometres and I am sure you didn’t see any side of the road that was cultivated and that is because when we cultivate, the herdsmen will bring their cows and destroy it.

Our land is lying fallow, while hunger is killing people, because they can’t go to farm. So, our people said since you could not cohabit with us in peace, it was better you relocate to another place. So, after that, a few weeks ago, the people they occupied their land now drove them out.

What did they tell you was the reason they came to kill your people?

They said our people killed their cows and today we must pay with our lives. Like I told you earlier, they said we were agitating for Biafra and that we would see if that would save us; that Nnamdi Kanu was just making a noise. They also said any community in the South that a Fulani was attacked or their cows killed, after using security agencies that their people control to ensure that the cows were paid for, they would attack the community. They told us to go and tell the chairman of the local government council that the attack they carry out won’t go to the Internet, but the one we carry out would be uploaded on the Internet immediately.

What language were they speaking?

They spoke Pidgin English and their language. They spoke their language when talking among themselves. But the Pidgin English was the language they were speaking mainly, probably because they wanted us to hear them. Looking at the way they carried out the killings, they looked like well-trained soldiers.

Did you have a premonition of the incident?

Yes. I had a revelation of this incident but it was about a month now. I saw it happened to me and since then, I had been praying against it until it was made manifest on that Monday. Before, I was watching on the television how people were being slaughtered, but it was during the attack that I saw it with my eyes. It is only the grace of God that I survived the attack. It is callous, inhuman and atrocious.

Since the incident happened, have the police or any other security agency or government officials visited you to ask you how it happened?

None of those you mentioned has visited me. It is only some community members and my relations who are coming to check on me and ask how it happened.

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by Otuegbe: 11:54pm On Apr 06
so this thing is true. Tinubu was right then. Buhari is on a mission, to help his kins overcome Nigeria

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by Hashabiah: 12:05am On Apr 07
There has always been an agenda, but many Nigerians were too stupid to see through the signs all becuase of greed and wickedness. But I thank my God for what is happening. Sooner or later, those who supported this government will soon be on the receiving end of things

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by SonofLothbrok: 12:19am On Apr 07
Now you know why unknown Gun men have been attacking police stations. Igbos will retaliate. This is our land and they dont know our lands better than us.
The war have finally started.

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by Alaigbopress: 12:30am On Apr 07
I see Fulani people as endangered species in the future Nigeria. They don't know what they are bringing upon themselves.

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by hisgrace090: 12:34am On Apr 07
The tribe without conscience again!!!

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by favor914: 12:38am On Apr 07
Alaigbopress:
I see Fulani people as endangered species in the future Nigeria. They don't know what they are bringing upon themselves.
she said, she said, she said, come 2023 when President Buhari has left power & successfully handed over to Osinbajo and all these I hearsay Fulani rhetoric propaganda no longer carries any weight, Other tribes in Nigeria will know who the real trouble makers disturbing the Unity Of Nigeria are since 1966.

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by CaptainAyub: 12:42am On Apr 07
Prophet

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by MansoryMX(m): 12:42am On Apr 07
Otuegbe:
so this thing is true. Tinubu was right then. Buhari is on a mission, to help his kins overcome Nigeria

Which Tinubu are you talking about please? The one who kept mute while his kinsmen and women were butchered and killed in the West or the one who still went ahead to donate 50 million naira to same people who are dragging this nation backwards with their religion of peace mentality or another Tinubu? We need to start thinking with our brain and not our anus in this country if we really don’t wanna wake up one peaceful morning and see a Bandit or Fulani killer herdsmen with an AK-47 & a Long sharp sword, standing at the edge of our bed.

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by favor914: 12:42am On Apr 07
flames01:
Mannabbgrills, these same Fulani people murdered men, women and children in Benue State, your home state because buhari gives them free hand and you still defend the enemy of your own people?

Answer this question truthfully: are you a true son of Benue State or are you a benue bastardd? No true son will pitch his tent with the enemy.

Continue jumping like an unstable element from mannabbgrills to Eriggs to NLpolicewoman. Soon, you will realise that the Buhari you defend won't think twice before sacrificing you and your entire family to Fulani heardsmen.

Always alleged Fulani, but whenever they are eventually apprehended, they end up been locals? Fulani these, Fulani that, I am yet to hear your PDP President Abubakar Atiku take sides with you on these Fulani media propaganda?

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by hansomb: 12:43am On Apr 07
She said, She said, She said. . . . The federal government need to address this issue of herdsmen once for all. let them make their positions know, else some unscrupulous elements in the society will take advantage the crises to further create violence which may over stretch the armed forces and the country resources.. Good bless Nigeria.

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by favor914: 12:48am On Apr 07
MansoryMX:


Which Tinubu please? Is it the one that just donated 50 million naira to people who are driving this nation backwards or another Tinubu?
Is it your money or Father’s money? So because of Northerners you ended up been a lowlife Peasant? I hear you a failed man so sorry Mx from Delta State, blame Ibori, Uduaghan & pdp delta state for keeping you in poverty, nothing to do with APC & Jagaban of Eko.

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by favor914: 12:51am On Apr 07
CaptainAyub:
Prophet
Of the Blind & myopic minded, in the country of the blind, the albino one eyed man is king.

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by Scream(m): 12:56am On Apr 07
favor914:
she said, she said, she said, come 2023 when President Buhari has left power & successfully handed over to Osinbajo and all these I hearsay Fulani rhetoric propaganda no longer carries any weight, Other tribes in Nigeria will know who the real trouble makers disturbing the Unity Of Nigeria are since 1966.

Buhari that is too scared to handover to Osinbajo for 2 weeks will give him power for 4years? You must be smoking something heavy. A man that jettisoned federal character in everything he did and does may want to manipulate the system the way he has always been doing for his ethnic and religious interest. He is suffering from "myopic microscopic kporakpoism".

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by favor914: 12:58am On Apr 07
hansomb:
She said, She said, She said. . . . The federal government need to address this issue of herdsmen once for all. let them make their positions know, else some unscrupulous elements in the society will take advantage the crises to further create violence which may over stretch the armed forces and the country resources.. Good bless Nigeria.
No herdsmen problem in Lagos State, Lagos’s problem is over population, road congestion & traffic,You want the FederalGovernment to stop you from eating cow beef or what? Please stop all these herdsmen propaganda, yet you eat cow meat everyday? Stop deceiving yourselves with all these rhetoric Fulani propaganda, President Buhari has already won his 2nd term he isn’t contesting again.

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by favor914: 1:05am On Apr 07
Scream:


Buhari that is too scared to handover to Osinbajo for 2 weeks will give him power for 4years? You must be smoking something heavy. A man that jettisoned federal character in everything he did and does may want to manipulate the system the way he has always been doing for his ethnic and religious interest. He is suffering from "myopic microscopic kporakpoism".
We know people like you lack foresight, the scripture unambiguously exclaims for lack of vision my people perish, I am not here to educate you, a blind mind man can only envision as far as his third eye can conceptualize. Have you ever voted for anyone that won an election? No, all you do is spend your life wailing, always drawing the wrong card. President Buhari did not handover Power to Vice President Osinbajo? Sure, Maybe it was your Father the person Power was transferred to that chaired the Federal Executive Council meeting last Wednesday, & will do the same tomorrow, Just asking?

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by padi94(m): 1:15am On Apr 07
Hmmmmm
Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by 3gpvids: 2:35am On Apr 07
Make God save man dazzol
Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by Jimmyubah2: 3:26am On Apr 07
Sheikh Gumi is their leader.

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by Randy100: 6:04am On Apr 07
The problem is that we have a lifeless man as our president. I am always prepared to defend myself and I think everyone should be thinking the same thing, don't allow yourself to be butchered like Nama.

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by adecz: 6:09am On Apr 07
➡ Buhari has turned Nigeria into
a Fulani captured territory, where they
control the wealth of the land & also
commit atrocities without fear of
challenge from the 'defeated' subjects !!


❌➡ The damage the man has done to
the unity of this country will eventually
cause it's breakup.


❌❌➡All important security & economic
positions are manned by Fulani or
Kanuri who contribute nothing to
the economy or security of this land.

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by Scream(m): 6:40am On Apr 07
favor914:
We know people like you lack foresight, the scripture unambiguously exclaims for lack of vision my people perish, I am not here to educate you, a blind mind man can only envision as far as his third eye can conceptualize. Have you ever voted for anyone that won an election? No, all you do is spend your life wailing, always drawing the wrong card. President Buhari did not handover Power to Vice President Osinbajo? Sure, Maybe it was your Father the person Power was transferred to that chaired the Federal Executive Council meeting last Wednesday, & will do the same tomorrow, Just asking?

Brainless thing, chairing FEC means that he has power to act but BUHARI appointed the acting IGP. I would have brought in your father if you had one. No wonder you cannot reason well. .

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by tungamaje: 6:52am On Apr 07
By now many Afonjas are disappointed the lady didn't confirm a certain Rashidi kidnapped and went away with the women. Rather as suggested Igbo women are fast thinking and brave so they escaped to neighbouring villages. Igbo and Yoruba are never on the same level

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by MickzyDonald: 6:57am On Apr 07
When i was saying that police work hand in hand with these kidnapper's some of you were still doubting, now we can all see this foolish man's plan to make his people take over the entire NIGERIA, but i can assure him that won't work, your people are animals and we won't stand the sight of them killing our fellow brothers

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Re: Woman Who Survived Ebonyi Herdsmen Attack Reveals What The Herders Said by Rich4god(m): 6:58am On Apr 07
There is only one way to verify what the woman have said.... Just answer this question yourself.

Are our security forces providing cover for Fulani people?

How come no Fulani herdsmen have been arrested our persecuted..?


Why is it that the military find it easy to rapidly go on the offensive against threats in the south than in the north.?

The military have launched campaign against ESN, IPOB and unknown gunmen, to the extent of using helicopter gunships. How come such forces have not been used to tackle bandits up north or to even attack bandits in southern forest.?


If you genuinely provide answers to the above questions, you will know that the collaboration between security agencies and herdsmen is real.

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