First year student and his friends killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Edo state
A first year student and his friends were killed by men believed to be Fulani herdsmen in Edo state.
Collins Ojieriakhi and his friends were traveling back to their village from Uromi on Friday when they allegedly encountered some herdsmen and their cattle blocking the road at Ugboha in Esan South-East LGA, Edo State.
Collins, who was riding a motorcycle, reportedly waited for the herdsmen to pass with their cattle before they continue their journey but soon after the herdsmen passed, some other herdsmen in the bush opened fire and killed Collins and two others.
The attack on Collins, a first year student of Ambrose Alli University AAU, Ekpoma in Edo state took place at about 7:30 pm. Reports have it that five persons, including Collins, were killed in two separate attacks by suspected herdsmen in Ugboha, Esan South East Local, and Odiguete Ovia North East Local Government Areas of Edo state on Friday, Feb 16.
Father of the deceased, Mr. Festus Ojeriakhi, while narrating the incident said: "I am just confused. I was actually in the house easting at about 8pm and I started asking about my son who was not there. I was told he went to Uromi with his friends on a motorcycle. “It was around 9pm that the mother of my son´s friend started shouting, crying that herdsmen have killed her son. I rushed out of the house and I asked about my own son. I was told he died too with his friend.
"We immediately detailed boys and ran to the place. When we got there we were told that the police have come to take the corpse to Ubiaja mortuary. I was told my son and two others including the friend died. They said the other person that died is an Igbo person.
"The information we heard was that as my son was driving home with his Okada, the herdsmen and their cattle blocked the road and they waited for them to leave the road. Immediately they passed, some of their people in the bush opened fire on my son and his friends and they died at the spot.
"I have been to the Area Commander’s office and they said they are investigating the matter. I don’t know what to do. This is a young boy that just entered university."
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