Gunmen Lay Siege On Delta Community, Kill Chief, Injure Another

Gunmen Lay Siege On Delta Community, Kill Chief, Injure Another
One of the victims of the attack.

By; KENNETH ORUSI, Asaba

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have unleashed mayhem on Ubulu-Uku community, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was reliably learnt that the cattle raerers allegedly laid siege on the community for three days.

Trouble started Monday when the news of the killing of an Ubulu-Uku title holder, Chief Chikwe Albert Ojinji, was purportedly discovered in his farmland.

The tragic news of the gruesome murder of Chief Ojinji from Udo quarters of the community by suspected herdsmen sent residents of the ancient Kingdom into mourning.

Speaking on phone, Ubulu-Uku vigilante leader, Chief Jamico Adoh, disclosed that the remains of Chief Ojinji was discovered early hours of Monday.

It was learnt that the corpse of the deceased have been deposited in a mortuary.

In a related development, suspected herdsmen have shot and maimed an Ubulu-Uku youth along Ubulu-Uku/Issele-Uku road.

The incident which took place Wednesday May 15, 2019, happened along the Ubulu-Uku/Issele-Uku road where the herders have made a new abode and abattoirs.

Reliable information to our correspodent has it that the victim is receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

It is unclear if it was a failed kidnap or assassination attempt but the man escaped with his car and severe wounds.

With the new wave of cult violence and herders attack, Ubulu-Uku more than ever needs her leader to send a strong message that matches words with action in Order to curb the security threats.

It would be recall that in 2016, suspected herdsmen kidnapped and killed the traditional ruler of the kingdom after collecting ransom.

Commissioner of police in the state Mr. Adeyinka Adeleke, who confirmed the killing to newsmen on phone said investigation is on top gear.

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