Barely one week after Fulani herdsmen killed a farmer in his cassava farm in Abraka, another set of Fulani herdsmen, at the weekend, inflicted severe machete cuts on another victim, Mr. Osakwe Bernard.
The victim, aged 48, father of five and resident in Obiaruku, was said to have been attacked by the Fulani herdsmen in his farm in Abraka.
It was gathered that for the timely sound of another farmer’s motorcycle, the killer herdsmen would have ended his life as they fled the scene of the crime on hearing the sound of the motorcycle.
It was also gathered that doctors were still battling to save his life, as he was still unconscious and had received three pints of blood at an undisclosed hospital in Obiaruku, Ukwuani Local Government Area.
Speaking to our reporter, the wife of the victim, Mrs. Vivian Osakwe, a primary school teacher in Obiaruku, said that the attackers, numbering five, took to their heels when they heard the sound of a motorcycle driven by another farmer in the reserve.
The farmer whose sound of motorcycle scared the herdsmen away, our reporter learnt, was said to have taken Mr. Osakwe to the hospital at Obiaruku where he is currently receiving medical treatment.
In an emotion-ladened voice, Mrs. Osakwe said: “it is unfair. The government should come to our aid. As a primary school teacher, I have nothing.
The three pints of blood were supplied by good Samaritans. We even had to buy one more. I am presently in need of the sum of N5,000 to buy the drugs they required for his treatment immediately. I don’t have any cash on me”.
At the time this reporter visited the hospital, the Unit Commander of 51 PMF, ASP Clement Edet, and the president general, Oruarivie Abraka Kingdom, Chief Emmanuel Idoghp were at the hospital to get firsthand information of what happened.