Following the incessant violent attacks of Fulani herdsmen, the people of Obiaruku community, Ukwani local government area, Delta state have asked them to vacate their land. Chika Uwabuofu, the community Youth leader said they have resolved that Fulani herdsmen grazing on their land must leave so that the farmers in the community can go back to their farms freely without any harassment, Vanguard reports. Recall that on April 26, eight residents of the community were kidnapped from their farmland and held hostage for several hours by the Fulani herdsmen. Uwabuofu said after the hostages were released, the Delta state committee on conflict resolution, chairman of Ukwani council, community leaders, vigilante group members and representatives of the Fulani herdsmen met. At the meeting, they said they wanted the Fulani herdsmen to leave their land and they were told to come up with a resolution. Another meeting was fixed for Friday, April 29. On that day, the Fulani people failed to show up. Uwabuofu said: “We resolved that no cow must go across River Ethiope to graze. We sent our vigilante members to the bush to search, but for now, they are no longer there. We are appealing to the state and federal governments to pay compensation to our farmers whose farm produce had been destroyed by the herdsmen.” The youth leader thanked the state government and the council chairman for all their efforts to restore peace to the community. Fulani herdsmen are fast becoming a problem to the peace of Nigeria as they have been unleashing terror in several communities across the country. On April 21, a non-academic staff of the Delta State University, Abraka, John Ogeleke, was kidnapped at Kwale, Ndokwa West local government area of the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Some people and group in the south east region have asked the Fulani herdsmen to leave the region following recent attacks reportedly perpetuated by the herdsmen, especially the recent attack in Enugu. But the herdsmen have said nobody has the right to restrict them from grazing their cattle in any part of the country. SOURCE:VANGUARD