The police in Delta State have refuted claim by an online media that herdsmen and people of Illah community in the state were spoiling for a showdown.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Celestina Kalu, in a statement on Saturday in Warri, said the report was false and misleading.
He said: “What really happened was that on 12.5.16 at about 1410hrs, an unknown assailant wearing a mask macheted one Shefatu Garba, a Hausa woman of Ngegu camp, Illah, to death, injured two women who were with the deceased and escaped,” she noted.
According to Kalu, the corpse of the victim has been deposited at the Ebu General Hospital for an autopsy, while the injured victims are receiving treatment in the hospital.
She added that efforts to apprehend, and bring the culprit to justice, had been intensified.