Herdsmen have struck in Edo and Plateau states killing a school bus driver and beheading an old man.
The Guardian reports that the herdsmen left palpable fear in Igarra and its environs in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State after shooting the school bus driver dead on Saturday, January 27, 2018 on the Igarra-Auchi road.
It was further reported that the killing of the driver came a day after a farmer was robbed by suspected herdsmen on the Igarra-Okpe road before escaping into the bush.
In the similar development, an old man was reportedly beheaded by suspected herdsmen in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State on Sunday, January 28, 2019.
The sad incident occurred at Kpara village in Jebbu-Bassa town of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Narrating the sad occurrence as well as illegal activities of the herdsmen in the village, the National President of Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Sunday Abdu, said the Fulani herdsmen arrived the community at night and beheaded the old man.
“They put their cattle on the farms to eat and destroy all the crops without any left. They are armed to the teeth and were herding their cows with unabashed recklessness,” he said.
Abdu also said that before the villagers could alert the police post in the community, the herdsmen had left the farms, entered the community, beheaded the man and took to their heels.
The former lawmaker also claimed that no fewer than 25 people had been massacred in Irigwe land in the past one week.