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Panic As Suspected Gunmen Kill Herdsman, 15 Cows In Anambra

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Reports reaching the desk of The Eastern Updates has it that some-yet-to-be-identified gunmen have shot dead a herdsman who’s name was given as Zakari Sale, at the Ukwulu community in Dunokofia local government area of Anambra State.

The leader of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MCBAN) in the Southeast, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, who disclosed this to Newsmen in Awka on Thursday, also noted that a total of fifteen cows were killed in the same community two weeks ago before the recent incident.

He said the Police, DSS, Vigilante, and the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Peter Anukwu Uyanwa, are aware of the incident.

“According to him, I came to know about the incident when the brother of the slain herdsman, Haruna Sale, called me on Wednesday, August 23, and told me that his brother had been missing since August 21st, 2023, and immediately after the call, we set up a search party where we eventually found his decomposed body in a bush around the community.

“The deceased was shot in the head and left leg.

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“The decomposed body was evacuated from the scene to Chukwumemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital Amaku-Awka, with the help of the police from Dunokofia Divisional Police Headquarters Ukpo, after I reported the case to them and he was officially confirmed dead by the hospital.

“The deceased has since been buried in accordance with the Islamic rite.

“The Traditional ruler of the community, who has been a good leader also to my subjects living in his community, has advised my people to vacate the town temporarily to enable him to study the security situation in his community, noting that most of the criminals operating in the area always disguise themselves as Fulani herders.

“We call on the State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, to strengthen the farmers/herders committee template set up by the immediate past governor, Willie Obiano, to help settle cases of this nature in the state.

‘Siddikki, who is also Siriki Fulani in Anambra, while calling on the security agencies to ensure that those behind the barbaric act are brought to Justice, appealed to his members to remain calm and go about their normal businesses.’

The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga is yet to comment on the report.

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