How Journalist And Others Escape Herdsmen Attack In Edo State
The Benin-city by-pass in Edo State is gaining notoriety for kidnapping and banditry as a journalist, Ben Duno, who was travelling on that route with other commuters at the weekend escaped being attacked by the Fulani herdsmen at the weekend.
Duno, who works with the Sun Newspaper, said they escaped abduction by the whiskers while traveling from Warri, Delta State to Ibadan, Oyo State, for a close friend’s wedding.
Narrating his enjoy, Duno said he has never been terrified in his existence, however he and different co-guests nearly walked into the hands of the marauders terrorising the usa.
He said: “The scary reports on the security demanding situations across the us of a, especially on some essential highways traversing the united states of america, where guests are being abducted on a daily basis, made me keep away from travelling out of my Warri enclaves in the last three years.
“This worry turned into compounded with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic since early ultimate 12 months until date, mainly with the truth that this 2d waves seems to be deadlier.”
However, the Warri correspondent of the Sun Newspaper said that when he got an invite from a pal that his cousin become getting married in Ibadan over the weekend he determined to trade his thoughts approximately his in advance decision.
According to him, “We left the park at about 7:38 a.M. In Warri, Delta State and commenced the adventure to Ibadan.
“The journey was easy until we got to the Benin by way of-bypass by 9:00a.M., while we noticed so many motors (both business and private) parked off the street, and while our bus driver asked different drivers what changed into taking place, they stated herdsmen were operating on the road and that the policemen on patrol at the motorway run away.
“To my marvel and anger, the police patrol team that we noticed, warned commuters to go lower back and take road inside the city if we ought to hold our adventure.
“When a number of us, together with drivers, passengers and few ladies, determined to walk to a point to see if we are able to capture a glimpse of what was happening,
a automobile approached to tell us that the criminals were moving towards our path and the sooner we begin shifting away the higher. That turned into while all the passengers and drivers started going for walks for safety.
“I want to apply this medium to enchantment to all and sundry no longer to travel this period besides its really important, as nowhere is secure on this united states of america in the interim. It has by no means been this terrible in our countrywide existence.”[NewsNaira]