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Varsity student, 4 others die as killer herdsmen invade Edo communities

By Cajetan Mmuta, Benin on 18/03/2018

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Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed five persons including a first-year student of the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo in the state.

The AAU student identified as Collins Ojierakhi, and four others were allegedly killed by herdsmen in Ugboha, Esan South East Local and Odiguete Ovia North East local government areas of the state respectively.

Besides, twelve persons are presently receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of the Central Hospital Benin while other private hospitals as a result of the deadly attack by the herdsmen.

The incident at Ugboha happened on Friday night at about 7:30pm when the dead student in the company of his friends were on their way back to the village from Uromi.

Narrating the sad incident to newsmen yesterday, father of the deceased, Mr Festus Ojierakhi, said: “I am just confused. I was actually in the house eating at about 8pm and I started asking about my son who was not there. I was told he went to Uromi with his friends on a motorcycle.

“It was around 9pm that the mother of my son’s friend started shouting, crying that herdsmen have killed her son. I rushed out of the house and I asked about my own son. I was told he died too with his friend.

He explained that, “We immediately detailed boys and ran to the place. When we got there we were told that the police have come to take the corpses to Ubiaja mortuary. I was told my son and two others including the friend died. They said the other person that died is an Igbo person.”

“The information we heard was that as my son was driving home with his Okada, the herdsmen and their cattle blocked the road and they waited for them to leave the road. Immediately they passed, some of their people in the bush opened fire on my son and his friends and they died at the spot.”

“I have been to the Area Commander office and they said they are investigating the matter. I don’t know what to do. This is a young boy that just entered university, he stated.

At Odiguete community in Ovia North East, it was learnt that the herdsmen invaded the community yesterday, shooting sporadically and in the process killed two persons.

It was gathered that the community and the herdsmen have been having running battle in the area for sometime now.

However, some of the wounded persons were brought to the Benin Central hospital yesterday while the two dead persons were said to have been deposited at an undisclosed mortuary.

When contacted, the Edo State Police Commissioner, Johnson Kokumo could not answer his phone.

He was said to be in a meeting while the Public Relations officer of the Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said he was attending an event therefore cannot comment on the matter. •Text courtesy of New Telegraph.

Source News Express

Posted 18/03/2018 05:50:17 AM

 

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