Naija hit play
Suspected herdsmen attacked farmers in Delta
– 4 farmers were reportedly killed
– The community members called on the government to come to their aide
Armed men suspected to be herdsmen have reportedly killed four farmers in Delta state.
It was reported that the farmers were on a fishing expenditure when they were reportedly shot dead by suspected herdsmen.
The attack was carried out over the weekend and has sent fear into the mind of residents.
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The Punch reports that some people also sustained varying degrees of injury.
A security personnel confirmed the attack which he said took place at a bush in Oreba village of Uwheru community.
Another source said those that survived the attack were receiving treatment in various hospitals.
A senior Police officer at the Ughelli Police Area Command also confirmed the attack and said the bodies of the deceased have been recovered.
The President General, Uwheru community, Ogarivi Utso called on security operatives to come to their aid claiming the community was under siege.
Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom said there is no alternative to the ranching law enacted by the Benue state government to regulate livestock business.
He stated this on Tuesday, March 20, at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi while briefing journalists after a meeting with the state and zonal leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).