Fulani herdsmen kill pastor, two others in Edo


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By Jethro Ibileke

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have killed a pastor and two others at Sobe community, Owan West local government of Edo State.

Spokesperson, Edo State Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor disclosed this in a statement.

According to him, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Sobe division reported that on 4 March, some armed men suspected to be herders stormed a farm settlement in Sobe and murdered about three farmers and abandoned their bodies at the farm settlement.

He gave the names of the victims as John Udo, Lucky Euze and Pastor Ogbe Unuoha.

Nwabuzor disclosed that the remains of the deceased had been recovered by the police and deposited at a mortuary.

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He said investigation was ongoing to arrest the perpetrators with a view to bringing them to justice.

Meanwhile, Nwabuzor, said operatives of the Rapid Response and Intelligence Unit of the Edo State Police Command has arrested a suspected kidnapper, Usama Abubakar.

The 35-year-old suspect was arrested at Okada junction, Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state, following a credible intelligence.

Nwabuzor disclosed that the suspect was arrested on Tuesday, 28 March, saying that one locally made cut-to-size gun was recovered from him.



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