According to reports, a ghastly motor accident happened along airport road in Port-Harcourt area of Rivers state after two cows ran into the highway and destroyed a Toyota Camry with two passengers inside. The cows reportedly came out of the bush and ran into the vehicle causing a serious accident.
The Fulani herdsmen who were rearing the cows allegedly fled after seeing what had happened.
An eyewitness Ezebunwo Ichemati shared what happened online. Read below;
The Rivers State Government and House Of Assembly should as a matter of urgency propose and pass into law the Anti Open Grazing bill to save our Daughters and Sons from the carelessness of these Fulani Cattle rearers on our roads.
On my way back from Etche along the Port Harcourt airport road that leads to obiri Ikwerre, I saw two cows lying lifeless on the road and also a damaged toyota camry car on same road and this caused serious traffic.
I alighted from the car, got very close to the accident scene,only to discover that a Facebook friend of mine Miss Nengi was the passenger in the damaged Toyota camry car, enquiries as explained by the driver of the camry Mr George, showed that while he was on speed two cows ran out of the Bush towards their direction, he lost control of the car and that’s all you could remember.
In all of this, there was no trace of the Fulani Cattle Rearers. They fled deep into the Bush with their remaining cows. Passersby who came to render help all spoke in unison about the daily occurrence of Fulani cows always running into cars, they said the last experience on that same road was a sad one because two human lives was lost and also pleaded to the Rivers State Government to do something about it.
A farmer at the scene who is also a pastor in OPM CHURCH lamented bitterly on how the produce from his farms have been destroyed by the Fulani Cattle Rearers and their cows.
The Rivers State Government should act now because our brothers and sisters in the rural areas suffer so much in the hands of these wicked and heartless Fulani Cattle Rearers that think about themselves and their cows alone.
Today it is Nengi, it can be any Government official on that road tomorrow.