Gunmen have killed a poultry farm manager and a watchman in Issele-Azagba community in Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State.
DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident, on Friday, saying: “The command is aware of it.”
Eyewitnesses say the suspected herdsmen attacked the poultry farm behind Issele-Azagba Mixed Secondary School, Wednesday night, shooting the yet to be identified farm manager and watchman.
Pleading anonymity, a member of Issele-Azagba community said; “The murder took place behind the Issele-Azagba Mixed Secondary School, the same place where a teacher was killed last year with injuries inflicted on two other teachers.”
“The assailants had scaled the farm fence to gain entrance into the compound and knocked at the elderly security man’s door.”
“On recognising the voice of one of the herdsmen, who they claimed, usually come for water whenever he rears his cattle through the poultry, he queried why he chose to visit at such an odd hour.
“Their argument eventually woke the poultry manager, who had slept over at the farm.”
“He was shot through the window of his room while the watchman was shot at a close range”, he added.
While the drama lasted, the third person had successfully climbed into the ceiling where he took refuge.”
The Delta PPRO has also assured residents that they would investigate the matter.
“For now, the situation is calm as our men are working on clues and as soon as there is any further development, I assure you, we will make it public”, he added.