Teenage Herder Stabbed To Death In Plateau
A 17-year-old herder, Abdulhamid Ahmad, has been reportedly stabbed to death in the Nbar community of Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State. The state…
A 17-year-old herder, Abdulhamid Ahmad, has been reportedly stabbed to death in the Nbar community of Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The state chairman of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association (GAFDAN), Garba Abdullahi, and the state president of Fulbe Youth Development Association (FUYODA), Umar Yusuf, told Daily Trust about the incident.
He added that the corpse of the teenager was recovered by the personnel of Operation Safe Haven from Sector 5, a security task force maintaining order in the area.
The GAFDAN chairman said, “He was grazing in the afternoon when suddenly some youths attacked him, stabbed him with a knife, and dumped his corpse there. Our herders cannot move around with their cattle. They get killed at a glance.”
Daily Trust reports that there have been cases of isolated killings in some Bokkos communities, with five people killed so far in isolated incidents.
The spokesperson for Operation Safe Haven, Captain Oya James, didn’t respond to the inquiry on the matter by our correspondent.
However, the groups called on security agencies to take drastic measures before the situation gets out of hand.