An herbalist identified as O. Bassey, has been arrested by police operatives in Delta State, in connection with an attack on a herdsman in Delta State.
The incident happened at Ossissa community, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State where one of the herdsman cows was reportedly slaughtered also.
According to reports, the herdsman was heading towards the community when some hoodlums suspected to be cattle rustlers attacked him.
Mr. Andrew Aniamaka, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, said that the attackers opened gunfire at the herdsman, “but the bullet hit one of the cows; thereafter, they started beating him with machetes and seriously injured him.”
The shot cow was eventually discovered to have been butchered at a farm belonging to the herbalist in Umuleke area of the community.
He however added that the herbalist denied the allegation but investigation is still ongoing.