As a result of the clash between farmers and herdsmen in Sobe, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, on Monday, two persons have been reportedly killed.
Reports from Punch revealed that, the reason for the clash was as a result of an alleged slaughtering of an 11-year-old boy, who had gone to fetch firewood for his family.
According to an eyewitness the boy, whose body was found on Sunday inside a bush, was allegedly killed by herdsmen grazing on the farm.
The witness who preferred to remain anonymous, stated that, the boy’s relatives from the Kwale extraction mobilised the youth for a reprisal, went after the herders, and killed one of them in the process.
Reacting to the killings, Mr Frank Ilaboya, the chairman of the local government, appealed for calm in the community.
Speaking further on the measures that have been tken so far, Ilaboya stated that he has informed the Edo Commissioner of Police, Lawal Jimeta, about the killings and also requested reinforcement.
In his words, he said, “There is the need for everybody to remain peaceful and calm in the community”