Abuja - Eruku community members have appealed to police officials for protection following frequent attacks by suspected Fulani mercenaries, Naij reports.
A traditional ruler in the area, Oba Busari Olarewaju, was among those who spoke out during a town hall meeting that revealed that over seven members of the community have lost their lives in the attacks.
Although angered, the community has pledged not to take matters into their own hands and has urged youths to remain calm despite provocation.
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Olarewaju has lamented the attacks, saying that the community has been under siege for ten years.
Preliminary investigations are allegedly underway into the matter with police officials having assured residents of their safety.
Killings at the hands of Fulani herdsmen have also been reported in the Benue and Plateau States due to religious differences.
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