Tension in Delta community as herdsmen kill 56-year-old farmer, injure wife


Reports reaching DAILY POST say there is serious tension in Abraka Community in Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State over alleged killing of a 56-year-old farmer, Mr. Happy Akpomiemie by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

It was learnt that the killer herdsmen also shot and seriously injured the 36-year-old wife of the farmer, Mrs. Patience Akpomiemie in the farm.

Their sixteen year old son, Elvis who was at the farm when Fulani herdsmen attacked, managed to escape and broke out the news to the community.

DAILY POST learnt that Mrs. Akpomiemie was referred by the General Hospital in Abraka to the Delta State University Teaching Hospital Oghara where she is currently receiving treatment.

Narrating the ugly incident to the community, Elvis said he was at the cassava farm with his father and mother on Wednesday when they saw many cows and herdsmen heading towards their direction.

He said they became very apprehensive as they were rounded up by the gun wielding herdsmen.

Elvis stated that his father asked him to escape and as he began to run, his mother, Patience Akpomiemie followed.

Elvis claimed several gun shots were fired at his mother by the Fulani herdsmen.

Elvis further claimed that he managed to escape lying in the bush from 4pm till 10pm when he managed to broke out the news to the community.

His mother mother, Patience also escaped with serious gun shot injuries scattering her thighs.

Meanwhile, the member representing the people of Ethiope-East constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Evance Ochuko Ivwurie has reacted to the development, describing it as the “saddest day” for the people of Ethiope-East Local Government Area.

The lawmaker said, “I am personally fed up with this Fulani herdsmen politics our President and political elites of the country are playing.”

He said President Muhammadu Buhari and some politicians in the country had failed to address and take solid measures to stop the killings.

Hon. Ivwurie stated that the people had decided to resort to self help since the government had failed them.


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