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Monday, 13 January 2020

Edo: Farmers clash with Fulani herdsmen over death of 11-year-old boy

By Eric Patrick

One herder and one villsger were reportedly killed on Monday in a clash between farmers and herdsmen in Sobe, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State.

In a telephone interview with a family source who only identified himself as Moses Oti 'aka shaggy' told our correspondent (Eric Patrick ) that trouble started after an 11-year-old boy, who had gone to fetch firewood for his family was slaughtered by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Mr. Oti, in a statement sent to our correspondent ( Eric Patrick) said the little boy, body was found on Sunday inside a bush, I know he was killed by herdsmen grazing on the farm he said.

Mr. Oti, who spoke in anonymity, said the boy’s relatives from the Kwale had to mobilised the youth for a revenge, went after the herders, and killed one of them in the process.

However, the Edo Commissioner of Police, Lawal Jimeta, about the killings and also requested reinforcement.

“There is the need for everybody to remain peaceful and calm in the community,” he added.

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