The attack came barely 24 hours after members of Board of Directors of Orient Petroleum informed Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, during a visit, that the company had acquired 2 new wells in Aguleri and would increase its crude oil production to 3,000 barrels per day in September.
It was gathered that the attackers, who were armed to the teeth, took the farmers unawares. Many of them ran into the river but the attackers were able to catch 6 of them, killing 2 and injuring 4.
As the news of the attack reached the people of Aguleri in the upland, all those whose relations went to the farm became worried. Shortly after, the victims were brought home.
Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hosea Karma, confirmed the incident, saying his men and the Kogi State Police Command had stepped in to stop further clash.