Herdsmen Sack 200 Families In Cross River
Herdsmen/ Photo Credit: bbc.com

More than 200 families have fled their homes at Mbiabong Ito community, in Ito South clan, Odukpani, Cross River state.

This was the aftermath of invasion by herdsmen on Tuesday.

It was gathered that the herdsmen resisted attempts to stop them from driving their herds of cow into the community’s farmlands.

Residents run for cover

Also, there were gunshots in the air, sending many residents of the agrarian community scampering for safety.

“We had to hide inside the bush because the kind of guns the herdsmen were carrying were too sophisticated,” a resident Effiong Asuquo said.

“To stay alive we had to scamper for safety and the best place was the bush.”

Police confirm incident

No deaths was reported but the police have confirmed the development. They say they are working to curb the menace.

“We are aware of the matter and we are on top of the situation because there is no cause for alarm,” police spokesman ASP Irene Ugbo said.

“No casualties have been recorded to the best of my knowledge and our men are already on ground as we speak.”