(+video) Fulani Herdsmen Resume Onslaught In Edo, Slaughter Pastor, 3 Others

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting

Marauding Fulani armed militia, disguising as herdsmen, are back to the agrarian community of Sobe in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, killing three people and injuring a dozen on their farms.

Stonix News reports that a pastor and two of his workers, who were working on the pastor’s farm, were among the deceased.

The marauders were said to have swooped on them, taking them unawares.

It was gathered that the latest attack was the fifth in the series of herdsmen attacks on the community since January, 2023, when the killer herders launched their first attack.

A community source, while narrating the ordeals of the dwellers 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 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, opened 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 have, since, left their homes while most farmers have relocated from the community,” the source added.

Meanwhile, the he Edo State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chidi Nwabuzor, said the report of the attack has yet to get to the Command.

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