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Farmers Decry Destruction of Farms by Cows


CEM REPORT | Farmers in Akpaa Mbato community, Obingwa Local Government Area, Abia State, have called the attention of the state government over the destruction of their crops by cows of Fulani herdsmen.

The farmers cried out the invasion of the Fulani herdsmen into their community and farmlands with over 500 cows, destroying crops ranging from cassava, vegetables, and maize, among other crops.

The Farmers who spoke through the Youth President of the Community, Steve Ugboaja, warned of an impending famine if nothing is done to compensate farmers for the huge losses incurred from the destruction.

“Farmers in Akpaa Mbato are now counting their losses over the destruction of communal farms in the community. Our people usually invest money in farming crops like cassava, vegetables, maize, and other crops in large expanses of land, but all have been destroyed by Fulani cows. These farmers collected huge sums in loans and now, they are in trouble. Famine looms in the community unless something is done to avert the crisis.”

Ugboaja disclosed that he had reported the matter to the Abia State committee set up to mediate between farmers and herdsmen.

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