Crime

Gov Obaseki Orders Arrest Of Suspected ‘Killer Herdsmen’

BY OUR REPORTERS —–Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on Sunday ordered the arrest of armed herdsmen allegedly responsible for the death of three persons in the state.

According to the governor the herdsmen allegedly behind the attack must be apprehended within seven days.

A statement released on Saturday the governor condemned the killings which he said contravenes the government’s directive that cattle herders should not graze in Edo State at night.

He however directed a committee made up of the police, officials of the State Security Service and other security agencies to work with members of the association of cattle dealers and people who have information to fish them out the attackers within the stipulated period.
He condoled with the families of the victims and pledged commitment to the safety and security of residents in the state.

It would be recalled that suspected killer helmsmen recently carried out an attack in Ugboha, Esan South East Local Government Area of the state which led to the death of three persons including two adults and a minor.

According to the commissioner of Police in the state, Johnson Kokumo said the stuck was indeed perpetrated by suspected herdsmen and noting that it wasn’t a farmers-herdsmen clash as wrongly perceived.

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