Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Ex-Majority Leader escapes death in the hands of Fulani herdsmen

By Osteen Oyibode, Asaba on 10/08/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,784


The former Majority Leader of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Aneke Ifemeni, has raised alarm over the activities of Fulani herdsmen, saying he last week escaped death by the whiskers from their hands.

Narrating his experience in the hands of suspected Fulani herdsmen, Hon. Ifemeni told journalists that the incident happened between Iselegu and Obikwele communities on his way to his home town, Onicha Ukwuani, Ndokwa West local government area of Delta State.

According to him, “On Thursday afternoon, between Iselegu and Obikwele, Fulani robbers took over the road and were shooting at my vehicle in a bid to stop me, there was no space of time for me to stop or reverse so, I had to take the risk and drove on.

“My domestic assistant was in the vehicle with me, they fired more than twenty times as it was sporadic but I kept approaching them directly, ready for anything while swerving my vehicle, other vehicles behind me had the opportunity to make a u-turn when they saw what was happening to me and I was about to hit their ring leader when he jumped for his dear life while we escaped.

“My friends following me who turned back thought I was dead but to the glory of God, we escaped unhurt.”

Hon. Ifemeni called on government to take urgent actions to tackle the activities of the Fulani herdsmen, saying “Our people are suffering, these people are armed robbers and kidnappers, government should flush them from our bush even at the expense of our consuming their beef, which is one way to make our roads and bushes safe.

“Cattle rearing is a business venture like farming and I have not seen where a farmer enters the bush or other people’s farmlands with impunity while owners of the farm watch helplessly.”

•Photo of Hon. Aneke Ifemeni courtesy of urhobotoday.com.

Source newsexpress

Posted 10/08/2015 06:28:06 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
UN urges Buhari to sustain gains in fight...

Police arrest 20 robbery, kidnap suspects in Rivers...

Buhari marginalising Igbos — Okorocha •Says nothing to...

CLO gives condition for deployment of soldiers during...

Saraki hails Buhari over troops’ capture of Sambisa...

Buhari’s administration has set a solid foundation for...

Lagos budgets N100bn for new transport system

Delta Speaker refutes bribery allegation

NiMET predicts rain showers across Nigeria but cloudy...

Senate condemns drug abuse among Nigerian youths •Asks...

Setback for MMM as FG bans use of...

Foreign Affairs Minister absolves lawmakers of sexual misconduct...

 

Latest News BREAKING: Again, National Assembly postpones resumption •Extends break till October Osun governorship election null and void — Lawyer APC BOT member storms Atiku’s rally, bags query Osun Guber: PDP rejects INEC’s ‘inconclusive’ declaration INEC fixes date for run-off election in Osun Ekiti PDP aspirants vandalise secretariat, reject alleged imposition by Fayose Konga to invest N2.9bn in Kxpress to resolve e-commerce delivery issues in Nigeria Imo 2019: It’s Madumere or never for APC, says Nze Onuoha Obiano, Obi ‘two of the greatest leaders in Nigeria’ Osinbajo, Ambode lead eminent Nigerians to Lolu Akinwunmi’s book launch Three armed robbers shot dead in Ogun Youth development: Nigeria, country of focus, says U.S.

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (396,622 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,799 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,577 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,663 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,372 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,655 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,123 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,694 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,767 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,396 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,184 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,931 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,625) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,427) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,089) Opinion (1,110) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,720) Religion (872) Sports (1,703) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement