Breaking: Armed Fulani Herdsmen abduct 10 travelers, rape, stab woman in Abia State

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Bandits suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, Thursday evening, abducted 10 passengers and took them into the bush in Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State.

A Vanguard report seen by OHAFIA TV News noted that the hoodlums were armed with dangerous weapons.

According to the reports, the travelers who boarded the vehicle at the motor park opposite the Abia State University Uturu were on their way to Akara in Isuikwuato.

Their vehicle was said to have been flagged down by the bandits who immediately marched the travelers into the bush.

The victim’s identities are yet to be ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

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It was gathered that the hoodlums were later engaged in a gun duel by soldiers in a nearby military checkpoint but they managed to escape with their victims.

There is no information yet about the victims as their abductors are yet to make any contacts.

Confirming the incidents, the Isuikwuato LGA Chairman, Hon. Chima Agbaeze decried the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the area.

He regretted that despite spirited efforts by the Council to stem the tide, bandits still terrorize innocent folks.

Hon. Agbaeze also revealed that a woman in a separate incident was abducted and raped to death by a gang of bandits also suspected to be Fulanis whose menacing terrorist activities especially around the Uturu axis in recent times have assumed threatening dimension.

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The victim who was reportedly stabbed by the bandits hailed from Amagu, Mbaugwu, Uturu in Isuikwuato LGA.

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By Kalu Odinakachi
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