A farmer and father of 12 children, Efosa Omoregie, has been allegedly killed by herdsmen in Edo State.
Omoregie was reportedly shot dead at a farmland in the community.
It was gathered that the husband of two along with some youths in the area attempted to stop some cows sighted on their farms from eating their crops when the suspected herdsmen allegedly open fire on them on Thursday morning.
Omoregie was said to have been shot in the chest by one of the herdsmen, throwing his family and entire community into mourning.
President of a youth group in the community, Kelly Ogbeide, confirmed the incident and regretted that no arrests had been made.
He said, “Some of the youths saw Fulani herdsmen around the farm. The cows were eating their crops, so they tried to resist the cows from destroying their crops. While they were doing that, the Fulani herdsmen started shooting.
“The man Omoregie started running away and while he was running, he fell. When he fell, a Fulani herdsman shot him.”
“The commissioner of police is aware. We reported the matter to the commissioner of police. So, he sent some men to the area.”