Two persons have been killed by Fulani herdsmen who attacked them in a bush in Afam Uku, in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Sources in the community said that the attack might be due from resistance from the victims against the destruction of their farm crops by the herdsmen’s cattle.
However, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of Oyigbo Local Government Area, Dr Chisom Gbali, who confirmed the killing yesterday to Journalists, said the deceased, both males, were attacked and killed by the suspected Fulani herdsmen in their farmland.
He said: “We woke up this morning to hear the story of the killing of two persons by the Fulani herdsmen. I don’t actually know the reason for the killing. But, I believe that has to do with the destruction of farm crops by cattle.
“The victims, I learnt, had questioned the motive behind the destruction of their crops by the herdsmen’s cattle. There might have been hot exchanges between the victims and the herdsmen. One of the victims was from Tai’’, community source stated.
Gbali said that seven persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Omoni Nnamdi, told journalists that he has not been briefed about the incident.