Three people were killed and dozens injured when a suspected herdsmen murderer attacked farmers in Sobe Community, Owan West District, Edo State. The deceased has been identified as the pastor and two of his associates.
A source said that it was the fifth time the community had been attacked since Shepherd was attacked in January.
The source added;
“The people of Sobe community in the Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State have suffered another attack today (Sunday) following the renewed hostility of Fulani herdsmen in the area.
“A pastor and two of his workers were killed while they were working on their farmland around Eti Oseh road, which links Saboginda Ora.
“Effort of the Edo State Security Network to rescue the victims before they died proved abortive as the herdsmen, numbering 40, opened fire on the rescue team and most of them escaped with different degrees of bullet injury.
“This is the fifth time Sobe will be suffering deadly attacks from Fulani herdsmen this year. Most people living in the suburbs of the community have since left their homes while most farmers have relocated from the community,” the source added.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the Edo State Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, said the report of the attack had yet to get to the command.
cc: Punch Ng