There was palpable tension on Monday in Sapele LGA of Delta between Hausa traders and Fulani herders clashed.
According to an eye witness, the altercation reportedly occurred at a market in Amukpe along Benin-Warri road. which led to the destruction of some stalls at the market.
Confusion started when a Fulani herder trader allegedly stabbed a Hausa trader. The incident led to About 10 people sustaining injuries during the altercation.
Speaking with journalists, Ibrahim Umoru, a Hausa trader at the market, said the herder mistook the Hausa trader for a thief.
Umoru said they retaliated to show the herders that “we are not fools”.
“Maybe he [the Fulani man] thought the boy came to steal from them. He did not ask why he (Hausa trader) was there,” the trader as saying.
“The matter came to us this morning and we cannot just sit there and watch them attack us every time. We want to tell them that we are not fools.”Advertisement
The police have since put in place measures to restore order in the area, it was learnt