Youths protesting cattle grazing in their farmland in Nde village, Ikom LGA, Cross Rivers state, have been alleged to have been brutalized by the Nigerian Army.
Approximately 10 youths of Nde Community in Ikom Local Government Area in Cross River State were brutally beaten by soldiers, prompting residents and monarchs to appeal to the state’s military and government for assistance.
Community members said the youths “pleaded with the herdsmen” to leave their land after their cattle destroyed almost all of their crops.
As a result, soldiers are said to have arrived in the community and beaten up the youths for asking the herdsmen to leave.
Members of the community say they are peaceful and have requested that the army and herdsmen leave them alone.