Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Herdsmen with deadly weapons arrested in Edo State (PHOTOS)

Vigilantes and youths in Okpe near Igarra, headquarters of Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State yesterday arrested nine suspected herdsmen. They also recovered from the herdsmen different types of deadly weapons.
The suspects were travelling in a Volkswagen vehicle marked Kaduna MKA 555YJ on the Igarra- Okpe Road about 7a.m. when the teams arrested them. The herdsmen’s arrest followed heightened fears among residents of Igarra and its environs over the onslaught by suspected killer cattle rearers who on Saturday shot dead a driver of a school bus on the Igarra-Auchi Road.
The ugly incident came a day after a farmer was robbed by suspected herdsmen on Igarra-Okpe Road and escaped into the bush. But the development forced some angry youths to besiege the police station in Igarra where they demanded that the suspected killer herdsmen be brought out to face jungle justice. Policemen at the station had quickly re-enforced from the Area Command in Auchi and
military men from Nigerian Army School of Mechanical Engineering (NASME) to curtail the angry youths.

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