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Missing farmer found dead in Edo

Kidnappers suspected to be herders have killed a civil servant cum farmer identified as Inofomoh Gabriel in Edo State.

It was gathered on Sunday that the incident happened in the Jattu community, the headquarters of the Uzairue clan, Etsako West Local Government area of Edo State.

It was also gathered that the deceased, also a staff of Auchi Polytechnic, went to the farm on Wednesday last week but did not return home.

A source in the community said that when the deceased didn’t come back home, a search team started combing the bush for the missing farmer, and his corpse was found on Saturday.

He said, “The deceased went to the farm on Wednesday and never came back. A search party started combing the bush on Thursday and his corpse was eventually found on Saturday in the bush with matchet cuts all over his body.

“We are suspecting herders who have been kidnapping farmers in the area and in some cases killed some of their victims.”

The source stated that the matter had been reported at the Jattu Police Division while a source at the station confirmed the incident but said he was not authorised to speak.

When contacted, the Edo State Police Command’s spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor, said he would revert after contacting the divisional police officer Jattu division.

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