According to the The Nation Newspaper, a scheduled visit was paid to the affected villagers in the course of the week. It was gathered some residents were seen moving out in droves for fear of another round of attack.
Some bullet cartridges allegedly belonging to the herders littered the ground when the newspaper visited.
A fleing resident was also spotted relocating on a motorcycle as he was relocating his family out of the village to neighbouring Republic of Benin
The man who pleaded to remain anonymous said he was only doing that for the safety of his family after escaping from being killed.
Hear him: “I only escaped death by a whisker. If not by chance, I would have been gone by now. " he said.
Speaking further, he said he would not like to continue to risk his precious life and that of his family by remaining in the village" I don’t want to push my luck too far,"
He stressed that he is moving to where no herder is allowed to graze." so I have decided to relocate my wife and children to a village in the Republic of Benin where herdsmen are not allowed to do open grazing."
According to him, staying back will not help his condition as his farm has already been destroyed. ”Even if I stay back here, there is nothing to live on again." he said.
Another villager disclosed how the herders stormed the village on a shooting spree, and killing innocent people in a commando like fashion.
He may villagers were left with no option than to vacate their houses to near villages in Benin Republic.
He said: “ A lot of our people have left for villages in Benin Republic for fear of being subjected to another attack by the mindless herdsmen.
Credit : the nation newspaper
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