The attack took place in Afam Uku, in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Sources in the community said the attack might be due to resistance from the victims against the destruction of their farm crops by the herdsmen’s cattle.

Caretaker Committee Chairman of Oyigbo Local Government Area, Chisom Gbali, who confirmed the killing said the deceased, both males, were attacked and killed on their farmland.

He said: “We woke up this morning to hear the story of the killing of two persons by the Fulani herdsmen. I don’t actually know the reason for the killing. But, I believe that has to do with the destruc¬tion of farm crops by cattle.”

“The victims, I learnt, had questioned the motive behind the destruction of their crops by the herdsmen’s cattle. There might have been hot exchanges between the victims and the herdsmen. One of the victims was from Tai.”

Gbali said seven persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Omoni Nnamdi, however, said he has not been briefed about the incident.