Update: Magistrate remands 8 for herdsmen attack in Ahoada.

A Magistrate Court in Ahoada, on Monday, remanded eight persons in police custody following an attack by herdsmen on farmers in Ihuaba, Igbu Upata Kingdom, Ahoada East local government area of Rivers State.

Theportcitynews reported that the herdsmen had invaded the community’s farm settlement during the weekend and abducted one Edit Lawrence while another identified as Chimele Blessing is yet to be found.

The attack also left many people wounded and crops worth thousands of Naira destroyed.

However, the attackers were arrested by the police and charged to court and subsequently remanded by the Magistrate pending full report by the Directorate of Public Prosecution.

Those arraigned include Babangida Abba, Umar Tella,Lawal Inusa,Mustapha Abdul,Sani Mohammadu,Gida Abubakar,Mohammed Umar and Mohammed Ali.

The presiding Magistrate, Magistrate Harry Ayerite, adjourned the matter to 18th June for hearing.