A man simply identified as Egba, his son and nephew were on Sunday short dead by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in Obiaruku, Ukwuanib Local Government Area of Delta State.
The incident which happened along the road to a farm reserve in a village, comes a day after two farmers from Umutu community, Delta State, kidnapped by herdsmen were rescued by a vigilante team in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state.
VANTAGE NEWS learnt that the late Egba was driving with the other deceased in his car when they were accosted by the herdsmen who opened fire on them.
The incident was confirmed by the chairman of Ukwuani Local Government Area, Solomon Ajede.
He said, “Some of our people who are indigenes of Ezhionum and who are resident here in Obiaruku travelled to Oghonogbo, a reserve area where they farm.
“A lot of people go there for farming but it is within Edo State. When l got the information, l called the DPO and the vigilante but before they got there, the people were already dead.”
Ajede also cried out over the invasion of the community by armed herdsmen, noting that some herders had 24 hours earlier, kidnapped two farmers in the LGA.