Tension as Armed Herdsmen Kill Farmer in Edo State
The attacks of Herdsmen in Edo State has been reoccurring on a high level.
A farmer was said to been gunned down by the rampaging herdsmen last weekend, Protesters from the farmer’s community took to the highway to vent their anger over the activities of the herdsmen.
Suspected herdsmen have killed a farmer and a policeman in Owan community, Ovia north-east local government area of Edo state.
According to The Nation, the farmer’s identity was yet to be ascertained as at the time of the report. He was said to have been killed on Saturday, January 25, while his brother was also shot by the armed herdsmen. When community leaders called in the police to help retrieve the body, the herdsmen reportedly fired at the police.
Angry members of the community protested and blocked the Bénin-Akure highway, demanding for the Government to proffer solutions to the attacks.
Motorists plying the road were stranded for several hours that the protest lasted.
Before now, the Benin-Akure highway was known for its high level of security, as motorists are attacked frequently on the highway.
Recently in Enugu, a rice farm with produce worth N17 million in Akpugo in Nkanu East local government area of the state was recently destroyed by herdsmen.
The herders who invaded the farm threatened to deal with anybody who dared to stop their cattle from grazing.