Armed Fulani Herdsman Attacks Father & Son In Bayelsa Over Missing Cow (Photo)
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An unidentified Fulani herder has reportedly attacked a 58 years old man Mr Goodhead Nation, and his 18-years old son over the alleged missing cow in Osuan Bush, in Otuoke, country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Although, the father escaped with minor bruises, however, the son, identified as Kohgi Samuel was not so lucky as he was inflicted with several life-threatening gruesome machete cuts by the attacker.
It become learned that the son turned into rushed to the Emergency Ward of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, wherein he underwent four hours of surgery.
Narrating how the incident came about, the daddy of the sufferer, stated the assault occurred at approximately 5 pm on Friday whilst they have been working on their palm farm attacked after accusing them of cow theft.
He stated: ‘We were working at the farm when this Fulani herder came thru the back entrance of my farm. He got here to me and accused us of stealing his cow.
“We denied the robbery and told him to examine us whether or not we seemed like some who can kill a cow. He attacked me together with his stick. He later brought out his machete and chased my son. We later found my son by means of the riverside with heavy machete cuts to the pinnacle, waist, and hand.”
Lately, most of the herders hardly ever live at the fringe of the big Bayelsa Palm estate allotted to them via the instantaneous beyond administration of Seriake Dickson to graze their herds if you want to avoiding their straying into farmlands and the attendant herders/farmers conflict within the nation.
Sometimes, the farm animals are sighted roaming within Yenagoa, the country capital, and obstructing site visitors with their herders displaying very little concern for other street users.
Confirming the development, the Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, appealed to citizens of the State to remain calm because the command is running assiduously to pick out the suspected herder and apprehend him.
According to a declaration issued via the spokesperson of the Police Command, Asinim Butswat, said: ” On 20 February 2021 at approximately 0800hours an unknown herder at Osuan bush, Otuoke Community, Ogbia LGA, assaulted one Kohgi Samuel Nation ‘m’ 18 years and inflicted grievous wounds on his hands and head, over an allegation of a missing cow.”
“The victim turned into immediately rescued by using Police Operatives and is responding to remedy at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa. The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, Mike Okoli, appeals to contributors of the general public to remain calm as the command is working assiduously to discover the suspected herder and recognize him.”[NewsNaira]