Fulani herdsmen shot at the convoy of former Nigerian senate president on Friday during a visit to gauge the amount of damage meted on Agatu Local Government Area by the herdsman.
Over 50 residents of Agatu were reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen who claimed that the people of Agatu killed about 10,000 cows.
Mark who was accompanied by ex-minister of Interior, Abba Moro; a member of the state House of Representatives representing the Ohimini/Otukpo, Hon. Ezekiel Adaji; security aides, journalists and supporters was shot at by fleeing herdsmen.
According to reports, Mark’s security detail were restrained from firing back as those in the fled the scene.
Not perturbed by the reckless action of the herdsmen Mark continued his on-the-spot assessment of Aila, Akwu, Okokolo, Adagbo, Akwu, Ogboju and Odugbeho, all communities destroyed by the Fulani herdsmen.
While speaking to some of the survivors, Mark expressed shock at the unimaginable destruction that had occurred while urging survivors to remain calm.
The youth leader in one of the affected communities, Micheal, speaking at Aila lamented that there was porous security in the area and urged Mark to inform President Muhammadu Buhari to remove the soldiers claiming the youth of the communities are now competent enough to defend themselves and their communities.