July 16, 2024

One Missing, One Injured, Many Flee For Safety As Suspected Herdsmen Invades Sobe Community

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One Missing, One Injured, Many Flee For Safety As Suspected Herdsmen Invades Sobe Community
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By Simeon OSAJIE

Suspected Herdsmen stormed Sobe Community in Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State on Tuesday night, injured one person, one missing while others flee for their safety.

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Investigation by The9jaTREND revealed that the latest attack is coming after three people, a pastor and two of his farm workers, were killed in the same community two weeks ago by suspected herders. This is also the sixth attack the community has suffered this year.

A barber simply identified as Monday was attacked with a machete and left for dead but he has been taken to a hospital where he is currently treatment from the injuries in sustained from the attacked.

A source said, “It is yet another tragic moment for the people of Sobe community as suspected herdsmen invaded the community again on Tuesday.

“A barber called Monday and his family were attacked in their own house in the night.

“The herdsmen laid ambush until he (Monday) came home and when they sighted him, they attacked, mathetted him and left him in the pool of his blood. The Invaders also kidnapped one of Monday’s children and made away with other valuable.

“The victim was however taken to the community health centre where he received treatment and in a stable condition. But the herders are yet to reach the family of the kidnapped boy.

“The herdsmen then entered some part of the community and started looking for vulnerable victims.

“We hereby call on the Nigerian Police, Sobe Division and all other Forces to please come to our aid,” the source added.

When contacted, Edo State Police Image Maker, SP Chidi Nwabuzor said that he was yet to get the details of the incident.

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