A herdsman, Ahmed Dele has his head chopped off yesterday in Omu town, in Oye Local Government Area.
This is happening just after just days a farmer head and hands were chopped off by same assailants in Orisunmibare, the same LG.
Ahmed was allegedly got his head removed few kilometers from the town where his cattle were grazing. He was said to have been pursued by his assailants before killing him.
Secretary Jamunati Fulbe Association of Nigeria, Ekiti State Chapter, Idris Salaudeen has confirmed this incident and also that the victim was a member of the association. He said, Dele, 26, a Fulani from Kwara State was declared missing by his boss, Jimoh Dele last Monday, after he failed to return home with his Cattle.
Accordimg to him, the victim’s body was later discovered around 4.30 am in the bush, two kilometers away from the Omu town.
Salaudeen disclosed that with this ugly incident has brought fear into many of members to go about with their legitimate business since they are yet to know the motive behind the gruesome killing of one of their members.
He therefore beg Federal Government and security agencies to save the Fulani community from “unprovoked and unwarranted attack by unmasking the killers and bring them to justice.”
“This is a very sad frightening development considering what the country is going through in terms of insecurity. There has been a lot of misconceptions and negative reports about the activities of Fulani herdsmen in recent time. But I want to tell you that we are peace loving people and we have been living peacefully with our various host communities in Ekiti State.”
Still on the sad incident, the Olomu of Omu who is the traditional ruler of the community, Oba JA Ogundeyi described the incident as strange and condemnable.
The monarch said the victim is peace loving individual who has been found wanting in his business and claimed that the whole community is mourning him.
“The deceased is personally known to me in the Palace because he was a jovial person. Whenever he was going leading his cattle for grazing he would stop by and play with me. The whole community is very sad about this. Our community played host many tribes and ethnic groups and we have been living together peacefully.”
Oba Ogundeyi said the palace in collaboration with the necessary stakeholders are already in action to investigate the reason for this gruesome act and call for calmness among the people of the town.
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