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Suspected herdsmen attack farmers in Delta state


Armed men suspected to be herdsmen have reportedly killed four farmers in Delta state.

It was reported that the farmers were on a fishing expenditure when they were reportedly shot dead by suspected herdsmen.

The attack was carried out over the weekend and has sent fear into the mind of residents.

The Punch reports that some people also sustained varying degrees of injury.

A security personnel confirmed the attack which he said took place at a bush in Oreba village of Uwheru community.

Another source said those that survived the attack were receiving treatment in various hospitals.

A senior Police officer at the Ughelli Police Area Command also confirmed the attack and said the bodies of the deceased have been recovered.

The President General, Uwheru community, Ogarivi Utso called on security operatives to come to their aid claiming the community was under siege.

Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom said there is no alternative to the ranching law enacted by the Benue state government to regulate livestock business.

He stated this on Tuesday, March 20, at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi while briefing journalists after a meeting with the state and zonal leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).

The governor said the ranching law was the collective decision of Benue people, stressing that he lacks the powers even as governor to reverse or make adjustments to it.

He disclosed that MACBAN had requested for more time to enable them adjust and conform with the law but he had promised them that the law would be implemented with a human face and that was being done.

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