Fulani herdsmen never attacked or caused the gridlock in Edo State

There was gridlock last weekend after Okada in Edo State while heading towards Ore in Ondo State and many news outfit claimed it was caused by herdsmen laying siege for commuters.

A social media user who shared a video from the scene of the incident, cwrote;

“The machetes Fulani herdsmen carried were more than 200. They have blocked the road, nobody can help us. We have been here since 6am, nobody can pass. Even police and soldiers can’t pass. We are stranded,” he said.

“They have killed about 10 people here now. They just carried about two corpses here now. This is an emergency, we need help. Fulani herdsmen have killed the villagers, they are still hiding inside the bushes.”

However it has been gathered that it was the villagers who caused the gridlock which lasted for three hours on Saturday February 22 following a protest which was sparked off by the corpse of a villager identified as Adebayo Abudu, which was found by the police days after he was kidnapped.

The gridlock was however cleared after a combined team of policemen and soldiers stormed the scene of the incident.

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