Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have shot lifeless Felix Olajide Sowore, youthful brother to human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, at Okada space within the Ovia North-East Local authorities space of Edo State.
The incident which occurred on Saturday morning has thrown the household into mourning.
According to Sowore, the deceased was a scholar of Pharmacy on the Igbinedion University earlier than the unlucky incident.
He acknowledged that the Divisional Police Officer of the Okada Police Station confirmed that Felix was murdered in chilly blood by bloodthirsty herdsmen.
He stated, “Felix Olajide Sowore, my immediate younger brother who is a student of Pharmacy at Igbinedion University in Edo killed today by persons suspected to be herdsmen near Okada. Saddest day yet!
“I just heard the sad news. The DPO of Okada Police station just confirmed to our family that he was shot by herdsmen operating as kidnappers.”
SaharaReporters had in February reported how youth leaders in Edo State issued a 14-day ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to vacate their communities, owing to the killings and violence perpetrated by suspected killer herders.
Around identical time, aggrieved girls in Uromi, Edo, had protested the rising instances of assaults, rituals and kidnappings by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The girls had blocked some main roads locally, alleging that they have been continually being harassed and intimidated by the herdsmen.
They had lamented that they’d misplaced fortunes on account of the damaging actions of cows belonging to the herdsmen, noting that they have been now not secure.
According to them, the answer to the issue is for Fulani herdsmen to go away the realm.