- Muhammed Maikudi, a Fulani herder has been shot dead at a forest reserve in Ondo state
- The deceased was reportedly killed on Tuesday, April 20, by a local hunter, identified as Seyi Sansere
- The incident has been confirmed by Bala Umar, a leader of the Hausa Fulani community in the state
Muhammed Maikudi, a Fulani herder has been shot dead by a local hunter, identified as Seyi Sansere at a forest reserve in Ifira Akoko, Ondo state, Daily Trust reports.
The deceased was grazing his cows in the forest reserve in Akoko South East local government of the state before he met his untimely death.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the tragic incident took place on Tuesday, April 20, however, it was not confirmed if the 24-year-old had an altercation with the hunter before he was shot.
Bala Umar, a leader of the Hausa Fulani community in the state confirming the incident said the cause and motive behind the killing are yet to be ascertained.
Sansere was apprehended by men of the Amotekun corps and policemen from his hideout and taken into custody.
Legit.ng gathered that the security operatives quickly waded into the matter to ensure peace in the area after the incident.
Maikudi, who hails from Katsina state was reportedly engaged by one Alhaji Akerele, a Fulani man from Ilorin, Kwara State, to graze his cows.
While the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at a government hospital morgue, Maikudi's kinsmen have called on the police to release his remains for burial in line with Islamic rites.
Leaders of Hausa Fulani Community, state government officials and security agencies have held several meetings with herders and farmers on the need to be accommodating and live in peace.
The deceased, Suleiman Quadri, was killed when his team was ambushed while escorting the staff of a farm to the farmland in Fiditi on Tuesday, April 20.
While Quadri was not lucky, his colleague, Amoo Yisau, survived with gunshot injuries. Yisau is receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Owode, Oyo.
Source: Legit Newspaper