Herders Invade Bayelsa Community, Kill Village Chief
The community of Okordia Akumoni in Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, has reportedly been invaded by suspected marauding, armed herders.
Chief Bob Wilson, the community’s deputy village chief, was killed in the attack on Monday night.
Several additional people were injured in the conflict at a fishing community in the region known as “Lake Sam.”
However, the murder of the chief has created tension within the community.
According to reports, the majority of those injured are fishermen conducting business in the area and planting okro, pepper, and other crops.
A farmer was hacked to death in the neighbouring Zarama community just one week prior to Tuesday’s invasion of Okordia.
SP Asinim Butswat, a police spokesman in Bayelsa State, confirmed the death of the chief and stated that the body had been recovered while an investigation was ongoing.
He stated, “Suspected herders killed one man in the fishing camp there; we were able to recover the body; he died from a bullet wound that was observed in his body.”
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