Herbalist arrested over attack on herdsman in Delta

Police in Delta State have arrested a herb­alist, Mr O. Bassey, in connection with the attack on a herdsman and slaughtering of one of his cows at Ossissa commu­nity, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that the herdsman was heading to­wards Ossissa community with eight cows when he was confronted by hood­lums suspected to be cattle rustlers, who attacked him around the Ossisa Bridge axis of the Ugheli-Asaba Expressway. Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mr Andrew Aniamaka, who confirmed the arrest said the assailants, numbering four, opened gunfire at the herdsman “but the bullet hit one of the cows and later they started macheting him and seri­ously injured him.”

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