Two Persons Confirmed Dead As Herdsmen Clash With Farmers In Edo

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A conflict between farmers and herdsmen in Sobe under Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State on Monday 13th January, 2020 has allegedly left two persons dead.

According to a report by PUNCH; The conflict started over the alleged slaughtering of an 11-year-old boy, who had gone to fetch firewood for his family.

An eyewitness said the boy, whose body was found on Sunday inside a bush, was allegedly killed by herdsmen grazing on the farm.

The eyewitness, who sought anonymity, said the boy’s relatives from the Kwale extraction mobilised the youth for a reprisal, went after the herders, and killed one of them in the process.

Mr. Frank Ilaboya, the Chairman of the Owan West Local Government Area, while reacting to the killings, appealed for calm in the community.

The Owan L.G Chairman said he has informed the Edo Commissioner of Police, Lawal Jimeta, about the incident and also requested reinforcement. In addition, he said; Let everyone maintain peace and order in the community.

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