Fulani Herdsmen Murdered 5 Including a University Student in Edo

The Fulani Herdsmen have continued to extend their murderous activities to University student.

In East Local Government Area of Edo State, Fulani herdsmen murdered three persons, including a first year student of the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Collins Ojierakhi.

The incident occurred Friday at about 7:30pm when Collins and his friends were on their way back to Ugboha from Uromi. The killings forced Governor Godwin Obaseki and the state Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Kokumo to visit the village last Sunday when Obaseki gave security agents seven days to arrest the perpetrators.

This sounds as a challenge to the murderous Nigerian Army who prefers responding to comments than responding to security threats.

Apart from Collins, others killed include a toddler and a secondary school student, Victor Momodu. Collins’ father, Mr Festus Ojierakhi, narrated, “I was in the house eating at about 8pm when I asked about where my son had gone to. I was told he went to Uromi with his friends. Later, around 9pm, the mother of my son´s friend came to the house, crying that herdsmen had killed her son. I rushed out of the house and asked about my own son.

Reacting to the incident, Benin National Congress (BNC) and Esan Youths vowed to embark on a procession with coffins to demand the arrest of the assailants. In a statement by the BNC Director of Publicity, David Ekomwenrenren, the group said it would not fold its hands and allow the kind of killings that happened in Benue State to happen in Edo, claiming that over 50 persons had been killed by alleged herdsmen in the past four months in different parts of the state.

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