Herdsmen Behead Okada Rider, 6 Farmers In Delta
Reports suggest the incident occurred at about 6:30pm on Thursday when the Okada rider went to drop a passenger at Ossissa Junction along the Ughelli/Asaba Expressway.
In the other case, the farmers who work with Ugo Farm were ambushed on their way home.
The 20 year old motorcyclist was returning after dropping the passenger at the roadside when the herdsmen who had been having a running battle with local community farmers attacked him.
It was gathered that the herdsmen after beheading the motorcyclist fled the area before community youths arrived the scene.
While some of the aggrieved youths went in search of the killers, others took the lifeless body of Ossai on a protest to the Ashaka Divisional Police Station.
However, the youths, on Friday barricaded the Ughelli/Asaba Highway in protest, lamenting that security agencies refused to intervene in the killings by these marauding Fulani herdsmen who had forcefully sacked local farmers from their farmland.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Zanna Ibrahim, who confirmed the killings, said he has deployed more officers in the area and normalcy has returned.