Kogi: Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Cart Away 99 Cows From Late Daniyan’s Farm

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Unease has enveloped parts of Mopa, headquarters of Mopamuro Local Government, Kogi State, following the carting away of 99 cows from the farm of the late Chief Silas Daniyan, SBD Farms Limited.

The incident which occurred around 7pm on Tuesday has led to apprehension, even a one of the farm tenders, Laisi Musa, who had taken the cows out on grazing, was dealt several machete cuts by the attackers, and hangs in the balance, at Rehoboth Clinic and Maternity, Mopa, where doctors are reportedly battling to save his live.

Confirming the incident a resident of Mopa, Mr. Sola Daramola said that unknown Fulani herdsmen, some of who he claimed had of late came into the area in their numbers, attacked Musa, who “went on normal daily work, taking those cows for pastures toward the hill within the farm land”.

While he said that Musa was receiving treatment at the hospital, an unconfirmed sourced said he died from the several injuries he sustained in the hands of the attackers.

According to Daramola: “They were to return at about 6pm, unfortunately he did not return. So, they were searching for him, on the instruction of his elder brother, by going through where they normally take their cows to pasture and met him seriously macheted. His fate is in hands of God”.

Corroborating the development, another resident of the area, Monday Elere, said, “We learnt they are new (attackers) in that environment. The name of the boy that was attacked is Laisi Musa. He is working with the farm as one of the cattle rearers”.

He added that the case had been reported at the Mopa police divisional office, “with the DPO and he promised to take it up with the area command office.

Credit: Nation

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