Suspected herdsmen killed a father and son in Toru-Angiama group in Patani Native Authorities Space of Delta State.
The incident which occurred within the early hours of Monday, January 23, 2023 prompted pandamonium within the beforehand peaceable group as some panicked residents fled the world.
The victims recognized as Excessive Chief Dennis Egbejule and his son have been massacred to dying on their farms in what was described as an unprovoked assault.
One other individual was discovered to have been shot and injured whereas a number of others have been reportedly taken hostage by the herdsmen who invaded the group’s farm employees.
In line with the Nigerian Tribune report, some herders locally and surrounding areas have been bullying and harassing individuals within the space these days.
Giving particulars of the incident, the Chairman of the Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, in Kabowei Kingdom, Mr. Andrew Ekiyor stated the victims had gone to their farm after they encountered the shepherds destroying their crops .
“Whereas making an attempt to cease them they acquired right into a combat and that is how they acquired attacked. One other man was additionally shot however he did not die. He managed to flee into the group and we made it clear that some individuals are nonetheless being held hostage within the bush.”
“The boy (the person’s son) did not die immediately, in order that they chased the boy out into the group. Individuals noticed that very properly.”
He revealed that everybody locally was scared and a few individuals had run away from the village.
One other supply who additionally stated the person’s son didn’t die on the scene revealed that he was being rushed to hospital however because the place is just not driveable they wished use a ship, however later died.
Delta State Police Command spokesman DSP Vibrant Edafe, who confirmed the killing Monday night time, stated no suspects have been arrested in reference to the horrific homicide.