Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have allegedly killed a farmer, Chief Albert Chikwe, the Ade of Abugba at his farm in Udo village, while another young man was said to have escaped with a bullet wound in Ubulu-uku, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State.
PUNCH gathered that the victim, Chikwe, in his 60s went with labourers to work in his farm when the suspected herdsmen attacked him.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr Adeleke Adeyinka, who confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Monday, disclosed that Albert was found dead in the bush.
He said, “Let’s not accuse somebody for now, the investigation is ongoing.”
One of the labourers who spoke with our correspondent said he witnessed the incident. He added that they were helpless and had to run home to inform the family.
Also Chief Jamico Adoh, the Ubulu-Uku Vigilance group leader said the remains of Chief Chikwe was discovered this morning.
“Even same day, the herdsmen also shot and maimed an Ubulu-Uku youth along Ubulu-Uku/Issele-Uku Road, where the herders have made a new abode and abattoirs.
“The young man as we speak now is receiving treatment somewhere in an undisclosed hospital.
“It is unclear if it is a failed kidnap or assassination attempt but the man escaped with his car and wound,” he said.
It will be recalled that in January 2016, Some suspected Fulani herdsmen kidnapped and killed the traditional ruler of Ubulu-Uku kingdom, HRM Obi Akaeze Edward Ofulue 111 along Ubulu-Uku/Issele-Uku Road.