Herdsmen have again gone on rampage as they reportedly killed a woman in a community in Enugu State.
According to Vangurd, some herdsmen reportedly killed a woman at Amofia, Affa in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State, Wednesday. The woman’s name was given as Mrs Paulina Agadife.
The attackers also reportedly abducted the Catechist of the area, Mr Patrick Okeh and took him to an unknown destination.
Although the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, did not respond to enquiries over the issue, the President General of Amofia Affa, Mr Johnson Okolo, confirmed the incident.
Okolo said that the herdsmen had got in touch with the family of the abducted Catechist, Mr Okeh, asking for N5 million ransom. “On February 13, 2019, some herdsmen attacked our people at the Technical Secondary School, Amofia Affa. Mrs Paulina Agadife died instantly.
“The names of the those injured included Mrs Juliana Oko and and Mrs Eneko Amadi. This is the fifth time the herdsmen are attacking us at the same spot. Already, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the 9th Mile Corner has visited the scene of the incident “The herdsmen are demanding N5 million ransom for the release of Mr Okeh,” Okolo said.
In another development, the kidnapped members of staff of the Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, were released on Thursday.
The victims, two males and a female, were abducted in Idominasi in the Obokun Local Government Area of the state on Monday. They were said to be travelling from Ilesha to Osogbo when their vehicle was stopped and the occupants were abducted by four men, who were wielding dangerous weapons.
The spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Folasade Odoro, confirmed the release of the victims.
Odoro, in a telephone conversation with our correspondent, said, “The victims have been released; our men worked tirelessly to secure their release. Give me more time to get the details of what happened; I will get back to you.”
Calls to the mobile telephone line of the Registrar of the university, Dr Kayode Ogunleye, were not answered.
Odoro had said in an earlier statement, “The vehicle conveying the victims was reportedly blocked and the occupants were abducted by four gun-wielding men wearing military and vigilante uniforms. “Recovered at the scene was an army cap reasonably suspected to belong to one of the suspects. Meanwhile, the dragnet has been spread out with a view to safely rescuing the victims and bringing the culprits to book.”
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