Fake news spread last night across Oduma that the killer Fulani herdsmen were attacking Nomeh and Oduma communities.
The response was quick. Men, women and little children especially from Obeagu Oduma thronged in their tens of thousands in the still of the night. Ameke, Amagu, Amokwe; Amata, Amankpume and Ezinesi villages were also affected as they were also seen fleeing their places in droves. Every nooks and crannies of Oduma was in fear and on the run.
Then there came the news, although unconfirmed, that Hon. Ezekiel Chukwu the Aninri local government chairman sent neighborhood watchmen to the borders.
This, however, didn’t douse the tension as the night watchers went to the borders only to shot guns in the air.
It remains to be confirmed whether the Fulani herdsmen really attacked Nomeh. But in the case of Oduma it was a mere false alarm, perhaps from mischief makers.
As at the time of filing this report crowd of people, still in fear, are returning from their hiding.