Suspected herdsmen kill farmer, policeman in Edo

The menace of suspected herdsmen appears to be taking a dangerous dimension in parts of Edo State as the suspected killers are believed to have killed a farmer and a policeman in Owan community, Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state.
New Telegraph learnt that the unidentified farmer was killed last Saturday by the suspected herdsmen.
Already members of the community have sent a distress call to the police to help retrieve the body of the deceased.
Sadly, the rampaging herdsmen were said to have fired shots at the police officers who arrived the scene and killed one of them in the process.
A close relation of the late farmer was also said to be hit by bullets fired by the herdsmen.
Members of the community were were forced to block the Benin-Akure highway to protest the killings and sought government attention to the crisis.
Motorists plying the road were stranded for several hours during the protest.
One of the protesters, who gave his name as Moses, said herdsmen in the bush have been killing and raping women in their community while crops have also been destroyed by their cows.

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