Three people have been reportedly killed and others wounded as farmers on Monday clashed with herdsmen in Anyanwuigwe village in Igbeagu Community, Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
Police spokesperson, Loveth Odah, who confirmed the incident. said two herdsmen attacked a villager who had gone to feed his cattle in the bush, allegedly cutting off hands following a a heated argument.
But as the herdsmen were attacking him, he managed to raise an alarm and more more villagers came to his rescue, Odah said.
According to the police spokeswoman, the herdsmen also attacked the villagers who came to the farmer’s rescue, inflicting machete cuts on three villagers before fleeing. It is understood that two of the wounded later died in a hospital in Abakaliki. One herdsmen was also killed.
Odah said, ”The villagers chased and caught up with the fleeing herdsmen and beat them up before handing them over to the military men stationed close to the community. The three wounded villagers were rushed to the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki, FETHA where two of them later died.
“Also, one of the herdsmen also later died as he was rushed to the hospital.”