Suspected herders kill farmer in Jattu, Etsako west LGA


Kidnappers suspected to be herders have killed a civil servant and farmer identified as Inofomoh Gabriel, in Edo State.

It was gathered that the incident happened in Jattu community, the headquarters of Uzairue clanEtsako West local government area of Edo state

It was further gather that the deceased a also staff of Auchi polytechnic, went to the farm on Wednesday last week but didn’t return home.

Source said the community when he didn’t come back home organized search team that has been combing the bush in search of the missing farmer.

Source said the community became worried after two days of his disappearance as there was no information on his where about coupled with the fact that one contacted his family demanding for ransom.

He said “it was Saturday that his corpse was discovered in the bush with several match cut all over his body.

According to him, they are suspecting herders who have been kidnapping farmers in their farms in the area and in some case killed some of their victims.

He said the matter has been reported at the Jattu police division and a source at the station confirmed the incident but said he was not authorize to speak.

When contacted the Edo State police command’s spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, said he would get back after contacting the divisional police officer Jattu division .

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