Again, Fulani Herdsmen Wreck Havoc In Delta, Kill University Staff, FarmerLatest News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Sunday, April 10th, 2016
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Asaba
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen have shot dead a staff of the Delta State University, (DELSU) Abraka, and a farmer at their farms in a cold blood at Abraka, the member representing Ethiope East constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Evans Iwhurie, disclosed weekend.
The state lawmaker, who expressed worry over the menace of some Fulani herdsmen in the area, said one of the victims, Mr. Francis Okotie, 52 and father of eight was a senior staff of the university attached to the university library.
Narrating how the incident happened to newsmen, Iwhurie said that Mr. Okotie was shot twice, on his arm and on the back of his head in an execution style at his plantain and palm oil plantation farm where he had gone to carry out fumigation.
He said: “It is easy to identify the culprits because they always leave behind trails of cattle excreta, and damaged crops by their herds,”.
According to him, the killing of the university staff is coming on the heels of a similar incident involving an indigene of Abraka, Mr. Philip Obayendo who was shot and matcheted in pieces by his assailants at his farm at Oria-Abraka.
“The decomposed corpse of Philip, a farmer, was discovered 5 days after he was last seen going to his farm.
“Though this is a menace that has been occurring around the country, these two cases are a few of many that have befallen the people of my constituency especially at the Abraka area” the lawmaker stated.
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