Suspected herdsmen kill 7 in Edo | Dailytrust

Suspected herdsmen kill 7 in Edo

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, on Wednesday, allegedly killed seven people in Edo State.

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.

She said four of the victims were returning from their farms when 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.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officers, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident, saying that efforts were ongoing to arrest the perpetrators.

“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.”