Fulani herdsmen reportedly kill 7 hunters in Kwara




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ILORIN – Fulani herdsmen evening in Faje community in Asa local government area of Kwara state reportedly ambushed and four local hunters.

Similarly in Ballah community in same local government Wednesday morning, Fulani herdsmen also reportedly three hunters by firing several gunshots at them while another person was severally matcheted into state of coma, thereby throwing entire community into mourning.

It was gathered  evening that, at Faje community, there were five local hunters, otherwise called community vigilante members, two motorcycles, that were attacked by their assailants at about 7:00 pm at a bushy path few metres away village.

It was also gathered that three of the five hunters were gunned down and by the suspected Fulani herdsmen, while two ran back the village inform members of the community of the incident.

However, before people in the village could arrive at the scene of the attack, the suspected herdsmen had reportedly bolted away  the hunters’ two motorcycles, abandoning the one they took the area.

It is said that two of the deceased were said to be of the same parents, while findings revealed that another person hit by the attackers’ bullet died the morning after, which was Wednesday.

According to a source in the community, who craved anonymity, “About five of the attack were coming from Ilorin to Faje village on two motorcycles on evening.

“Before the people could get to the village, herdsmen attacked them at about 7:00pm. The names of the deceased are Muri, Laide, and Segun. Two of the are of the same parents. One of the motorcycles used by the attackers was recovered by the members of the vigilance team and had been deposited at the Otte Divisional ,” he said.

Meanwhile in a related incident in Ballah community in the same Asa local government area, a tomato farmer identified as Akeem Adeboyinbo was reportedly attacked in his farm on Wednesday morning and matcheted severally.

The farmer is said to be currently battling life at an private hospital in Otte community.