Herdsmen in Ugboha, Esan South East Local, and Odiguete, Ovia North East Local Government Councils of Edo State have allegedly killed five persons, including a first year student of the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Collins Ojierakhi.
It was gathered that not less than 12 persons, who sustained injuries, are receiving treatment in various hospitals.
The incident in Ugboha was said to have occurred Friday night at about 7:30 p.m., when the deceased, Collins, and his friends were on their way to the village from Uromi.
At Odiguete, it was learnt that the herdsmen invaded the community, yesterday, shooting sporadically, and in the process killed two persons.
Narrating the incident, father of the deceased, Mr. Festus Ojierakhi, said: “I am just confused. I was actually in the house resting at about 8:00 p.m. I started asking about my son, because he was not there. I was told he went to Uromi with his friends on a motorcycle.
“It was around 9:00 p.m. that the mother of my son’s friend started shouting, crying that herdsmen have killed her son.”