Some men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen had on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 killed a-30-year-old palmwine tapper while another man was severely injured at Ofagbe community, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The deceased identified only as Mr. Inibu, was killed while he was trying to collect palmwine in a bush along the community’s road to Ashaka, in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking with reporters, the Olotu-Logbo of the Ofagbe Kingdom, Othuke Omejedo said: “One woman ran to me that as she was going to the market, she met the lifeless body of a boy lying on the ground on the road leading to Ashaka. She said another one was injured.”
According to Omejedo, the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in a mortuary at Ozoro, while the injured victim identified as Mr. Thompson Ogege was rushed to a nearby hospital where hes receiving treatment.
Omejedo said the injured victim disclosed to them that they were accosted by the Fulani herdsmen as they were tapping their palmwine and opened fire on them in the ensuing scuffle.
He said: “We have never had any problem with the herdsmen because they have not been living in this community.”