A man identified as Mazi Ozoemena Irieaka has been shot and butchered by a group of Fulani herdsmen in Umuekpu Agwa, Oguta L.G.A Imo State.
The 65 years old man was said to have come out for the clearing of the community road before the herdsmen attacked, by firing shots at the people in the early hours of Saturday.
However, as Mazi Ozoemena became a victim of the gunshot, others including old women and men ran for safety as the herdsmen returned to finish him up with severe cuts around him.
According to Chief Hyginus, the herdsmen disappeared into the bush with their cows, leaving the community in fear.
The police, SARS, and vigilant groups have currently taken over the case, and have asked the people of Agwa to remain calm while the law enforcement agencies take care of the situation.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News