The member representing Ethiope East constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Evans Iwhurie, this weekend, said suspected Fulani herdsmen shot dead a staff of the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka and a farmer at their farms in cold blood at Abraka.
Lamenting the menace of some Fulani herdsmen in the area, thé Lawmaker said one of the victims, Mr. Francis Okotie, 52 who was a father of 8 was a senior non-academic staff of the university.
Hon Iwhurie explained that, Mr. Okotie was shot twice, on his arm and on the back of his head in an execution style at his plantain and palm oil plantation farm where he had gone to fumigate.
“It is easy to identify the culprits because they always leave behind trails of cattle excreta, and damaged crops by their herds,” he stated.
The killing of this university staff is coming on the heels of a similar incident involving another Abraka indigene, Mr Philip Obayendo who was shot and matcheted in pieces at his farm at Oria-Abraka.
The Lawmaker further said: “Though this is a menace that has been occurring around the country, these two cases are a few of many that have befallen the people of my constituency especially at the Abraka area