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Apr 2 at 8:00am • /s/news

Kidnappers Suspected to be Herdsmen have killed a civil servant and farmer identified as Inofomoh Gabriel, in Edo State.

The incident was said to have happened in the Jattu community, the Headquarters of the Uzairue clan in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State

It was further gathered that the deceased, who was also a member of staff of Auchi Polytechnic, went to the farm on Wednesday last week but didn't return home.

A Source in the community said that when he didn't come back home, a search team was organized to comb the bush in search of the missing farmer.

He said,

"It was Saturday that his corpse was discovered in the bush with several match cuts all over his body."

According to him, they suspect herders who have been kidnapping farmers in their farms in the area and in some cases killed some of their victims.

He said the matter has been reported to the Jattu Police Division and a source at the station confirmed the incident but said he was not authorized to speak.

When contacted the Edo State Police Command's Spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, said he would get back after contacting the Divisional Police Officer Jattu, Division.

A friend of the victim, Esilama Uduimoh, confirmed the incident in a Facebook post on Saturday, March 30, 2024.

"Those who killed you will never know peace as long as the lord liveth. Their body and blood shall be scavenged by vultures of the earth and burn in the hottest furnace of hell. Let?s rise and fight all this Fulani kidnappers in our Lands to a stand. @Rest on my Bossom friend,? he wrote.