- Four persons have reportedly been confirmed dead in an apparent renewed attack by suspected armed herdsmen in a community in Delta
- The victims' bodies were reportedly discovered along the Benin-Abraka road between Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10
- The chairman of a Vigilante outfit in the community disclosed that the way and manner the victims were killed resembled previous attacks by herdsmen
Four persons have reportedly been confirmed dead in an apparent renewed attack by suspected armed herdsmen in the Delta State University community of Abraka, Ethiope East local government area of Delta state.
According to Vanguard, community sources disclosed that one of the victims, identified as Kennedy Ukuanovwe, was murdered along the Benin-Abraka road while returning home from his farm on Tuesday, April 9. His body was discovered a few kilometers away from the farm.
Legit.ng gathers that the lifeless bodies of the other victims were also discovered along the same Benin-Abraka road on Wednesday morning, April 10; even though their identities have not yet been ascertained.
A relative of the late Kennedy Ukuanovwe, Prince Godstime Ukuanovwe, while speaking on the development, described the incident as painful and a great loss to the family.
The relative reportedly added: “Apart from these confirmed four deaths, two other bodies have also been discovered inside the bush, though the corpses are yet to be retrieved from the bush.”
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a member of the Abraka vigilante who confirmed the incident, reportedly disclosed that the corpses were discovered with machete cuts and bullet wounds; adding that the remains have since been deposited at the mortuary.
The chairman of the Urhuoka vigilante outfit, Godday Agoh, who also spoke, disclosed that none of the valuables of the victims, such as monies and phones, were taken away. He further disclosed that the way and manner the victims were killed resembled previous attacks by herdsmen.
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that suspected herdsmen allegedly shot dead an assistant superintendent of police at Umuachi-Afor community, Ndokwa East LGA, Delta state.
The police officer, until his death, was attached to the Ashaka police divisional headquarters.
He had allegedly led a team of police officers in search of the herdsmen who had been terrorizing the area with kidnapping activities when he was reportedly killed.
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