Suspected armed herdsmen invade community, three people killed several others injured

Suspected armed herdsmen invade community, three people killed several others injured

A pastor and two of his workers have been reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen at an agrarian community of Sobe in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

According to reports, the pastor and his workers were working on their farm when the herders gunned them to death.

The suspected Fulani herders also injured dozen other persons during the attack, which sources say was the fifth in the series of herdsmen attacks on the community since January, 2023.

While narrating how the latest attack was masterminded, a source within the community said: “The people of Sobe community in Owan West Local government area of Edo State have suffered another attack today following the renewed hostility of Fulani herdsmen in the area.

“A pastor and two of his workers were killed in while they were working in their farm land around Eti Oseh Road, which links to Saboginda Ora.

“Effort of the Edo State Security Network to rescue the victims before they died proved abortive as the herdsmen numbering 40 open fire on the rescue team and most of them escaped with various degree of bullet injuries.

“We call on Edo State governor led by Governor Godwin Obaseki and Edo State commissioner of police and her sister agencies to beef up security in Sobe community.

“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 has since left their homes while most farmers have relocated from the community,” the source added.

When contacted, the Edo State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chidi Nwabuzor, said the command has not been briefed about the attack.

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