Abuja - Tensions have risen in Niger Delta after suspected herdsmen killed a well-known farmer in the region, the incident is the latest in a series of attacks on farmers in the area, Punch reports.
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The victim, Nwadei Ikechukwu was returning home to his plantain farm, when he was gunned down.
Sources have said that there had been a running battle between herdsmen and the locals over the alleged abduction and one other person in the locality.
The lawyer who was held captive by the herdsmen died which caused outrage in the area as violence continued regularly in the region.
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- News24 Nigeria