Survivor Narrates how Fulani Herdsmen Killed Youth Leader in Akinyele

An Ibadan man; Mr Rasak Amidu Ishola, who escaped by the whiskers from Fulani Herders, has described how suspected Fulani herders assassinated a village youth leader in Kara area of Ibadan, Oyo state.

Mr Rasak, who said he lives at Alegongo area along Akobo-Basorun road, said that he took his uncle and one other person to Akinyele to buy a cow, adding that before they went on the trip, his uncle had already called his regular customer who said he has a cow for sale.

He claimed that when they arrived in Akinyele, the cow trader advised them to travel to another area to obtain the cow from his father, but that they were ambushed by suspected Fulani on the way to the other village.

Mr Rasak claimed that his uncle was abducted into the jungle while he raced to a neighbouring village to alert the inhabitants.

“The neighbors were shocked that such lawlessness could exist in their neighborhood, prompting the Village Youth Leader and others to storm the bush in search of two abducted people.

“During the process to secure their release, the Fulani that took us to the village had connived with them and they started shooting. Unfortunately, the Village Youth Leader was hit by a bullet and he died while one of the people I took to the village also sustained injury from the gunshot. One of the Fulanis was arrested and is now in Moniya Police Station custody,” said Mr Rasak.

Mr Rasak added that the Moniya Police Station gave them clearance which they took to where one of the victims is receiving treatment.

He urged the Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde, to ensure that the perpetrators of the evil act are caught and dealt with, He also urged Moniya Police Station to get to the root of the matter.

Meanwhile, the state police command in Oyo acknowledged the event and announced that several suspects had been apprehended.

He however asserted that investigations have begun to arrest suspects linked to the foiled abduction.

“An abduction was foiled by Command Operatives attached to Moniya Divisional Police Headquarters in collaboration with vigilantes and local hunters upon the strength of a distress call received at the early hours of Saturday 10/07/2021.

“So far, arrests have been made while comprehensive investigations are ongoing to apprehend other culprits linked with the foiled abduction.

“Meanwhile updates would be provided soonest, please,” he concluded.

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