Tension As Angry Youths Block Benin-Ore Road Following The Killing Of A Woman By Herdsmen [GRAPHIC PHOTOS]
Some youths in the Ofumwengbe community in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State, on Tuesday, blocked the Benin-Ore Expressway to protest the rape and gruesome murder of two women by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Okada junction.
It was gathered that one of the victims, who had gone to her farm on Monday, failed to return, prompting the community to raise a search party for her.
According to a reports, the woman’s corpse was found on her farm with one of her arms and legs allegedly cut off by her assailants. It was gathered that the victim, who got married last year, was allegedly raped by the suspected herdsmen before she was killed.
Herdsmen in the area had fled for fear of being attacked by the youth. The angry youths took the body of the victim to the expressway, where a bonfire was made to protest her death.
The protest, which caused a gridlock on the expressway, was later brought under control by security agents.