A farmer and his son from Otuoke community was attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen which has left them in a critical condition, HGS Media Plus reports.
The incident happened on Friday, February 19 along Otuoke new road in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State.
The victims were with the help of the ‘Ijaw Youth Council’ (IYC) rushed to the Federal Medical Center in Yenogoa for treatment.
According to a member of the (IYC), Dee Mitin who shared the news on Facebook wrote:
“Earlier today Chairman of IYC central zone Comr Clever Inodu and my self was at FMC to get firsthand information on a young boy and his Father from Otueke Community that was brutally butchered by Herdsmen along the new Otueke road…..
“The nonchalant attitude of fmc in attending to thier patient is a discuss for another day. By our financial and physical intervention and by the Grace of God the boy and his dad is responding to treatment.
“Council, has for the past one month received series of complains as regards to the issues of Herdsmen, and we have been keenly following up thier activities…… Hence we have called for a meeting of critical stakeholders of the IYC and the MiyetiAllah cattle rearers association of Bayelsa State and other cattle dealers associations operating in the State.
“The meeting will take place next week in Ijaw house and the outcome will be made known to the public. We are equally using this medium to call on all Ijaw youths to be calm on issues relating to Herdsmen because Council is on top of it. Be rest assured that all the happenings we hear on daily basis from other part of the country will be strongly resisted here in bayelsa state……
“Dee Mitin, information officer IYC central zone.”