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Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill University Staff In Delta

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed a 55-year-old senior official of the Delta State University, Mr. Sunday Idama, in Ethiope East area of the state.

Mr. Idama, an official of the Library Department in DELSU, was alleged to have died of machete cuts inflicted on him when herdsmen invaded his cassava farm at Ovre-Abraka, on Saturday.

The incident had since sparked public outrage over the unabated attacks by herdsmen on farmers in the area as herdsmen and their cattle now habited deserted farmlands.

Also, an indigene of Obiaruku community, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained, has sustained gunshot wounds when he was attacked by herdsmen at his farm.

It was gathered that the victim was rushed to a hospital for medical treatment by sympathisers after he struggled to a roadside where he was rescued.

Sources say the victim has been receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Obiaruku.

A source, who confirmed the incident on Sunday, blamed the continued attacks on government’s inability to take action against the herdsmen.