Fulani Herdsmen kidnap , kill pastor in Benin, Edo state

Pastor Eromosele, was allegedly kidnapped and killed by Fulani Herdsmen at his farm at Odighi in Ovia North East local government area of the Edo State.

The clergyman eldest son, Dr Richard Eromosele, said his father was abducted on Thursday, March 29 and was found already decomposing in the bush on Tuesday, April 3rd. Dr Richard said he almost passed out when he saw the way his father was brutally murdered.

Dr Richard said,the killers cut through his father’s skull after they shot him at close range. He stated that he reported the incident to the police and was referred to the anti-kidnapping unit but the police did not do anything to rescue his father.

Two of his father’s workers, Kingsley and Akpan, who managed to escape from the herdsmen, narrated what happened before his father was killed.

The herdsmen did not use their phones. They were using my father’s phone and the phone of one of his workers. They demanded for N4m but we begged them that it was a holiday and could not raise such money. “I went to the police and they told me that I should call them whenever the herdsmen called for ransom payment. I did that but there was no response from the police.

The herdsmen told my father that he was one of those killing their cows. “It was on Tuesday after the police failed to find my father that I begged hunters and vigilante to help me. It was during the search that we found my father.

My father has farmed in that place all his life. How could I go into farming when my father was killed like a pig.

The Leadership, also report that another farmer, who was found killed and whose identity could not be ascertained, was buried inside the bush because he was already decomposed. The unidentified farmer was found by a search party, comprising of hunters and local vigilante, who went into the bush to look for Pastor Eromosele.

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