A man named Lucky Udoakpan of Nkek community in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State who is a farmer has been killed by herdsmen in the community.
It was gathered that the victim died on the spot during the attack.
Mr. Uko Idiong the council chairman, disclosed this on Sunday, he said Udoakpan was killed on Friday when he went to weed grass on his farm.
He also said that the deceased was on his farm when some herdsmen entered and insisted on feeding their cattle with his crops which led to a quarrel.
In the ensuing scuffle, he said the herders pulled out machetes and inflicted cuts on the deceased leading to his death.
His words, ”The incident happened in Nkek village in Ward 3 in Southern Ukanafun, Ukanafun Local Government area.
“Youths of the village called to inform me of the incident and I quickly went there with the House of Assembly member, Hon. Charity Ido to inspect the scene.
“But before I went there I had to call my Divisional Police Officer, Edet Offiong who was ahead of me.
The police saw the corpse and took it to the compound of one of the chiefs in the village.
So I told them to wait till I arrive. When I got there the youths of the village were aggrieved and I had to talk to them to remain calm.
“The villagers informed me the deceased went to his farm to weed.
When he was there he saw the herdsmen with their cattle. He told them to leave his farm because the cows were destroying his crops.
“The police officer directed that the corpse should be deposited in the mortuary until further notice.”
The police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the incident, said the command
has dispatch officers to investigate and ensure that the incident does not spread.
“Our men are right now investigating the incident to ensure that it doesn’t spread,”.
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