Suspected Fulani herdsmen seems to have taken over the farmers fertile lands in Urhuoka-Abraka where the Ethiope River runs across

This is the large expanse of land in Urhuoka-Abraka where the Ethiope River runs across.

The Urhuoka farmland also shares a common boundary with Ewosi, a rural and farming community in Edo State.

The large areas of land in Urhuoka-Abraka and beyond could ordinarily make any farmer happy because of its fertility and high Yields.

But this is not so for the farmers presently.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen seems to have taken over the farmers fertile lands and the farmers are at the mercy of who will rescue them from the dreaded herdsmen DRTV news correspondent took a walk through the farmlands and could see how the herdsmen allegedly destroyed the cassava farms.

The herdsmen and their cows patrol the cassava farms and have formed footparts all over the place.

A farmer, Mr Phillip Etomojor says it is five years of loss in cassava farming in Urhuoka-Abraka.

The farmer added that many other farmers have abandoned their farmlands as a result of the activities of the herdsmen.

Mr Etomojor is however not alone in the huge loss as other farmers including Mrs Patricia Okolie narrate a pitiable situation.

At about 2pm when DRTV News correspondent was about leaving the large expanse of farmlands at Urhuoka-Abraka to meet up with other appointments, scores of farmers were already hurrying home.

Some of them told DRTV News the reason why they should leave the farm now.

On why the farmers were yet to lodge the attacks by the Fulani herdsmen to their community leaders, the farmers say they are aware.

They however strongly appealed to the Delta State Governor and operatives of the newly inaugurated operation Delta Hawk to come to their aid in order to avert impending hunger.

From Urhuoka-Abraka, a fertile farmland nears the Ethiope River.



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