On Monday, suspected shepherds abducted three people (two women and the driver of a truck) on their way to Utesi in the local government area of Ovia in northeast Edo state.
A colleague of the kidnapped driver said he was heading towards a community sawmill which was allegedly intercepted by the shepherds, who opened fire on the oncoming truck and forcibly removed him and the two women .
“The driver was going to the Utesi sawmill with two women, where he went to carry firewood, but on the way, three shepherds came out and opened fire on them, three of them were kidnapped and we ‘ve heard nothing from them until now.
Recall that the Benin-Lagos road had been besieged by shepherds, who kidnapped and mutilated several travelers on the still busy Lagos-Benin road.
Among their victims was a US-based Nigerian, Prince Dennis Abuda, who was kidnapped and killed by suspected Fulani shepherds.
Contacted by phone the head of public relations of the police, the Edo State Police Command, the call of the SP Kontongs Bello was chosen by someone who told our reporter that the SP does not was not available to take her call, but promised to contact the DPD and come back.
Suspected shepherds kidnap three in Edo community