A middle-aged widow has allegedly been raped and murdered in her farmland at Nteje in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State by persons suspected to be herdsmen.
The woman was said to have recently completed the burial rites of her late husband, who died in February this year.
It was gathered that the corpse of the woman, whose name wasn’t immediately given, was discovered after her relations waited unsuccessfully for her return from the farm.
News of her death went round the community, prompting several meetings by the people of the area on the best way to handle the situation.
The traditional ruler of Nteje, Igwe Rowland Odegbo who confirmed the death, however said the deceased was not from his community, adding that the picture of the deceased was circulated round the community but nobody could identify her.
Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, Mrs. Nkiru Nwode said she was not aware that the incident had anything to do with herdsmen.