Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked and killed a farmer, Okeke Nkemjika in Amaeze community, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
It was learned that the victim hails from neighbouring Lolopa community in Abia State but was based in the community.
He said to have been attacked at a palm plantation in the community where he was working as the plantation keeper.
A source in the community, Egwu Chibueze, revealed that the herdsmen had been terrorising the community.
He said on that faithful day, the herdsmen, numbering about five, had been spotted in the night around a quarry site located in the community.
“In the early hours of today, I got a call from the security officer at Yitter Quarry located at the former Setraco site at Umbro Ajanyim.
“He was complaining that he noticed the movement of five herdsmen with rifles and matchets along the farm area as he came out in the night to go round the company.”