Earlier this morning, Fulani herdsmen reportedly attacked an Urhobo woman and her daughter on their farm in Ofunwengbe community, in Ovia South West LG of Edo State.
The woman, known as Mama Touuai, had reportedly been complaining about her farm being destroyed by the herdsmen and their cattle.
She confronted them this morning at about 7:30 a.m. and they hacked her and her daughter after attempting to rape them at gunpoint. She barely escaped with her life intact and both mother and daughter are now in the hospital.
House of Reps. member, Hon. Omosede Igbinedion shared the news online alongside photos of the injured female.
She wrote: “Today !
“This just happened in my Constituency
An Urhobo woman farming in Ofunwengbe community, in Ovia South West LG of Edo State was attacked this morning by 7.30am whilst on her farm alongside her daughter, by Fulani herdsmen.
“The woman who is also known as Mama Touuai had been complaining to her people before today of the destruction being done to her farm by the cattle on a daily basis. She almost lost her life when she confronted the herdsmen today.
According to the woman, the Fulani herdsmen came to her farm and met her working before she knew what was happening, the herdsmen were trying to rape her by pointing a gun at her, but for her determination and boldness, she was able to drag the gun from him.
During the process of dragging the gun, another one used her cutlass she was using to work, to cause injury to her and her child.The child has since be taken to the specialist hospital in Benin #stoptheinjustice #stoptheviolence ”