Two members of a vigilante team at Umutu community, Ukwuani Local Government Area, Delta State have been killed by suspected herders in the area.
It was gathered the armed herders had invaded the river side in the community Friday evening and had kidnapped three persons.
The source said the vigilante group mobilized, combing the bushes until they rounded up the herders and rescued the three kidnapped victims.
“The herders even came into the town, so, as they were going, one of the vigilantes Mr Oliseneku, was shot on his stomach but due to the lack of good hospitals around, he was rushed to Asaba.
“On getting to FMC, they were on strike, so they had to locate any other good hospitals and they later found one.
“But before any tangible services could be rendered, the vigilante died due to extreme loss of blood and long hours on road searching for hospitals.”
Another source said another member of the vigilante team identified as Mr Azowenubi
who sustained gunshot injuries during during the attack and was in critical condition died today (Sunday)
Contacted, Police Public Relations Officer of the State command, Mr. Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident, he revealed that two persons died.
He could however, not ascertain if the hoodlums were herdsmen.