Kogi State-Karagi community in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State on Sunday witness great mourning following the killing of a 45-year-old farmer by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
The victim, identified as Adama Muhammed, was in his cassava farm when he was gunned down that is suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
The local residents with the Fulani herdsmen allegedly fleeing the area, for safety accordly to Source.
Mrs Amina Muhammed said her husband left home for his farm yesterday and did not return home as expected. When she did not see him, she raised an alarm and a search party was launched which took them to his farm where they found his beheaded body.
Late Adama Muhammed cousin who is final year student of Nassarawa College of Education, Lafia, said the deceased had always complained about the “unruly” behaviour of the Fulani herdsmen in their community.
Accordly to source, member of the community who went to the bush with the search party to evacuate the deceased’s body, said: “I followed the family members who came here to take him to the village. When we got here, there was machete wound on all parts of his body. After they killed him, they caught off his head and stabbed him on his stomach”
“A traditional ruler was kidnapped with another person by Fulani herdsmen. They passed through the kidnappers’ den and were killed”.
A political leader, Hon. Ibrahim Musa, who confirmed the incident, expressed shock at the killing. says “Between Abugi and Mami, I had encountered them when I was traveling to my village, Mabo, they opened fire on me but God saw me through”.
Another member of the community said they were considering marching with the headless corpse of their brother to the Lokoja State Police Command.
They used to carry their cows to come and destroy his own crops. I believe its through them that this thing happened” said Adama Muhammed cousin