One dies as herdsmen, vigilance group clash

fulani_herdsmenA CLASH between Fulani herdsmen and a vigilance group has resulted in the death of one person along Warake Road in Owan East Local Council of Edo State.

The brawl, which occurred at the weekend, also led to the hospitalisation of a member of the group in a private hospital at Auchi, while one of the herdsmen was reportedly arrested.

The fight was said to have broken out when the group went in search of a missing woman who was believed to have been abducted by suspected marauding nomads .

It was learnt that the herdsmen were moving their victims from one point to another when the group was alerted.

The state Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, who confirmed the development, said his men recovered a locally made pistol from the scene of the incident.

It would be recalled that the Principal of Ivbiaro Secondary School, simply identified as Mr. Afekhai, was recently abducted in the area by men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

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