Anger As Suspected Herdsmen Kill 7 In Edo

Anger As Suspected Herdsmen Kill 7 In Edo
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Unknown Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have allegedly murdered seven people in Edo State.

According to reports, it was gathered that those killed include some farmers at Ugboke, Oshodi, Okokodo, Ariyan, and Yoruba Camp in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state.

An indigene of the area, Mrs. Janet Ighodaro, alleged that gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen, stormed the Yoruba camp as a base to launch an attack into various communities in the state.

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She said four of the victims were returning from their farms when they met their unexpected ends as they were shot dead by the suspected herdsmen.

According to her, she was lucky to have escaped, adding that she is currently in Benin where she is putting up with family members.

She said the policemen, who came to the area on Thursday after the killing, only stopped at Okokhua community but declined to come down which according to her was fishy.

The state Police Public Relations Officers, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, when contacted, confirmed the incident, saying that efforts were ongoing to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book.

‘The State Police Command is aware of the incident that happened within the jurisdiction of Ekhiadolor Divisional Police Command.

‘The DPO and his operatives visited the crime site and evacuated the bodies while moves are on to ensure that the place is calm and lives return to normalcy.’

The farmer-herder clash around the area has continued to escalate in recent which has led to many of the inhabitants of the area calling for a ban on the marauding herdsmen.

 

AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK

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