The community farmers and herdsmen were said to have been engulfed in a long time hostility which has caused loss of community residents' lives in the past. However, battle-ready youths in their dozens were on ground to foil the Monday night/Tuesday morning invasion by the herdsmen who were said to have attacked the village with bows, arrows, machetes and guns.
Confirming the incident a source at the Delta State Police Command narrated:
"We don’t know if any casualty was recorded during Monday’s incident but there was a heavy exchange of gunfire between herdsmen and community members over a failed attack on Umunor community.
"Our men have been drafted there to keep the peace."