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Herdsmen Strike Again in Delta State, Kill 5 indigenes of Abraka and Obiaruku

Suspected herdsmen have killed two indigenes of Eku community at their farm. The victims are said to be cousins who reside in the Delta’s State University community, Abraka.

The death of the cousins happened on the same day two males and a female, indigenes of Obiaruku community, were also reportedly killed at a separate farm inside a forest reserve along the Abraka-Benin, Urhoka-Abraka Road.

According to Vanguard, a resident of the community, who gave his name as Progress Aganbi, said: “They had gone to the farm last week Tuesday. When they did not return, a search party was sent out the following day. “They were discovered dead at separate locations by a river bank near their farm.”

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Though the state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Anomiaka, could not give details of the incident when contacted, a senior officer at the Abraka Police Station, who confirmed the killings, gave the names of the brothers as Akpovona Felix and Sunday Akpupu.

The police source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “Felix, a father of five, was shot in the chest, while the five fingers of his cousin, Sunday, who is a member of the vigilante group at the Bembo area of Abraka, were chopped off.”

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