Lockdown: Suspected Herders Strike In Delta Again

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba

Suspected herders amidst the shutdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, have outsmart security agents to whisk their victim.

The victim, an Anglican Priest, Revd. Anthony Oyi residing at OKo Agbele had been kidnapped by suspected herders in his farm at Issele-Mkpitime, Aniocha north local government area of Delta State.

The priest who hails from Issele-Mkpitime had gone with his family to the farm where he was kidnapped along side his family members and another man that accompanied them.

The abductors had released their victim's wife, children and kept the Reverend and the other man, asking the wife to go look for money to come and pay ransom for the husband's release.

Already, the vigilante in Issele-Uku and Issele-Mkpitime had been alerted and search party dispatched into the bush.

However, the police needs to act fast to have the priest and the second captive released.

Contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said on phone "We are yet to receive an official report".

The activities of suspected herders have gone berserk in the state as a man was also kidnapped in Okpanam, Oshimili north local government area of the state, a suburb of Asaba, the Delta state capital.