TWO young men believed to be herdsmen are said to have been killed at Umuoba-Anam in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State by yet to be identified persons. According to Vanguard, six persons arrested over the incident were helping the police in the investigations.
The Anambra State Police command had already deployed a large number of policemen to the area to maintain peace and to prevent reprisal attack whilst efforts are being made to trace the missing duo.
Meanwhile the South East leader of Cattle Breeders Association, otherwise known as (Miyetti-Allah), Alhaji Sadiq Gidado, told reporters in Awka that the incident took place at the area where the two men and others were grazing. Gidado said the two persons had not been seen since the incident, adding that while their caps and shoes, which they took along with them to the place, had been recovered, their motorcycle had not been seen. “If they were killed, all we want to see is their bodies and we will be satisfied. I don’t know why some people want to cause trouble after the peace accord we signed with the state government and security operatives in Anambra State,” Gidado said.
Though the police commissioner could not confirm whether the missing people were actually killed, he said the police command was still investigating what transpired in the community, adding that what the command was working on was a case of missing persons.