Herdsmen Kill 5 People in Delta State

Herdsmen were on rampage at the weekend again, killing two cousins from Eku community. They were residing in the Delta’s State University community, Abraka.

Investigation showed that the two cousins were killed in their farms by some herdsmen who stormed the place to feed their cattle.

In a similar development, four other people, including two men and two women were allegedly stabbed to death by herdsmen while working in their farm at Abraka-Benin, Urhoka-Abraka Road.

According to a resident, Progress Agabi who lives in the community, the two cousins had gone to the farm last week Tuesday and could not return.

He said that a search team was raised to find the cousins, identified as Akpovona Felix and Sunday Akpupu but they could not be located.

However, on Wednesday last week, their dead bodies were found beside a stream.

Agabi said that one of the victims was shot on the chest while the fingers of the second one were chopped off by the herdsmen who invaded the community.

Reacting, a police officer who preferred anonymity confirmed the incident but the state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Anomiaka said he had not got details of the killings.

Meanwhile, one person was confirmed, following a land boundary dispute between his neighbouring Edjophe community, Ughelli South council area of Delta state and his Erhiephihor community in Udu council area of the state.

A senior police officer at the Otu Jeremi Police Division, who spoke on condition of anonymity, disclosed that though details of the incident is still sketchy, the victim, identified as Omote Office, died as a result of multiple machete cuts on his body.

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