The Omoregie family has been thrown into mourning after their father, Efosa, was allegedly killed by herdsmen.

It was gathered that the deceased and youths in the area had attempted to prevent some cows sighted on their farms from eating their crops when the suspected herdsmen opened fire.

The deceased, who had two wives and 12 children, was allegedly shot in the chest by one of the herdsmen.

Omoregie’s remains were said to have later been deposited at the Oben Cottage Mortuary.

President of the Obozogbe-Nugu, Ikobi and Iguelaba Youth Forum, Kelly Ogbeide, confirmed the incident.

Ogbeide explained, “Some of the youths saw Fulani herdsmen around the farm. In their usual way, the cows were eating their crops. So, they (youths) tried to stop the cows from destroying their crops. While they were doing that, the Fulani herdsmen started shooting.

“The man (deceased) started running away and while he was running, he fell. When he fell, a Fulani herdsman shot him. As at yesterday, only one person was killed.”

“We have said that we will do a formal petition to the CP, AIG and the governor because the next time we witness this incident again, we will not take it lightly with the Fulani herdsmen,” Ogbeide added.

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