Fresh attack on residents in Onocha-Olona in Aniocha-North Local Government Area of Delta State by rampaging Fulani herdsmen has claimed the lives of two persons in the area, and left six others severely injured in Ubulu-Uku community Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state.
DAILY POST reliably gathered that the victims, Emmanuel Nwanyi, Joseph Obada and Julius Nwandike were attacked in their farm lands in Olona community by the herdsmen after a minor disagreement over the destruction of the farm crops allegedly by their cattle.
Sources said the herdsmen allegedly killed the two farmers with their daggers, and left them in a pool of their blood on Saturday evening till the following day their corpses were found.
The state police commissioner, Mr. Mahammed Mustafa confirmed that three suspects were arrested, and are currently being detained at the state CID for further investigation.
He told DAILY POST: “We have arrested three suspects in connection with the killing of the two farmers in Olona, they (suspects) are currently being detained for further investigation”.
He disclosed that the police have commenced 24 hours patrol in the community with a view to bringing the hoodlums to book.
An elder statesman in the community, Chief Chume Odiaka told DAILY POST “Our women don’t go to the farm alone for the fear of these Fulani herdsmen, during nigh fall, we cannot be seen outside our houses, they have taken over the community and our farm lands”.
Meanwhile, the state police command has confirmed the attack on residents of Ubulu-uku community, adding that six persons were severely injured in the attack perpetrated by the Fulani herdsmen.
The Police Image Maker in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka who spoke to DAILY POST said; “The Fulani herdsmen attacked residents of Ubulu-Uku on Thursday evening, and injured six persons, we are investigating the incident, and we have arrested two suspects”.