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Father Of 12 Murdered By Suspected Herdsmen In Edo

A farmer identified as Efosa Omoregie in Oben community, Orhionmwon Local Government Area of Edo State has reportedly been shot dead by suspected herdsmen in the state.
The deceased was said to have been shot after he and some youths in the area attempted to prevent some cows sighted on their farms from eating their crops when the suspected herdsmen allegedly opened fire on them on Thursday morning.

Efosa, who is survived by two wives and 12 children, however, fell and was allegedly shot in the chest by one of the herdsmen.

President of the Obozogbe-Nugu, Ikobi and Iguelaba Youth Forum, Mr. Kelly Ogbeide, confirmed the incident to Southern City News on Friday evening.
He said:
 “Some of the youths saw Fulani herdsmen around the farm. In their usual way, the cows were eating their crops. So, they (youths) tried to stop the cows from destroying their crops. While they were doing that, the Fulani herdsmen started shooting.
“The man (deceased) started running away and while he was running, he fell. When he fell, a Fulani herdsman shot him. As at yesterday, only one person was killed.”
He, however, lamented that no arrests had been made since the incident was reported.
“The commissioner of police is aware. We reported the matter to the commissioner of police. So, he sent some men (police personnel) to the area.
“We have said that we will do a formal petition to the CP, AIG and the governor because the next time we witness this incident again, we will not take it lightly with the Fulani herdsmen,” Ogbeide added.

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