About seven farmers have been killed by suspected herdsmen in some communities in Edo State.
The attack was carried out on Wednesday, February 17 at Ugboke, Oshodi, Okokodo, Ariyan, and a Yoruba camp situated in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state.
Police spokesperson in the state, Chidi Nwabuzor confirmed the incident and also said efforts were on to arrest the perpetrators. He also said the dead bodies have been evacuated from the bush.
“The State Police Command is aware of the incident that happened within the jurisdiction of Ekhiadolor Divisional Police Command. The DPO and his operatives visited the crime site and evacuated the bodies, and moves are on to ensure that place is calm and the lives return to normalcy.
“Also, the police is carrying out its investigation to effect the arrest of the criminal herdsmen who perpetrated the dastardly acts. The command is bent on using every legal means to fish out the criminals.”