Suspected herdsmen allegedly killed two persons identified as Owoh, 45 and Samuel Imonkhai in Owan community of Ovia North East local government area of Edo state.
Owoh, a palm wine rapper, was reportedly shot where he was tapping palm wine while Imonkhai was brutally murdered in his farm by assailants suspected to be herders.
Reacting to the killings, residents of Owan, Agbanikaka, Uhiere, Odiguetie and Odighi communities in Uhiere Ward of Ovia North East Local Government Area, sent a ‘Save-Our-Soul’ message to the governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki appealing to him and security agencies to come to their aid and end the incessant killings in their communities.
The traditional ruler, Odionwere of Owan Community, Pa Ifiabor Michael told newsmen that Owan communities have been under siege from suspected herdsmen who according to him have murdered not less than 8 villagers since the start of February.
“Just yesterday, two indigenes of Owan village, a palm wine tapper named Owoh and aged 45 was shot straight at by the bandits where he was tapping his palm while another man named Samuel Imonkhai was brutally murdered by this same bandits,” he said.