Fulani shepherd attacked father and son in Bayelsa over a missing cow (photo)
An unidentified Fulani shepherd reportedly assaulted a 58-year-old man, Mr. Goodhead Nation, and his 18-year-old son over a missing cow in Oswan Bush, Otuoka, the country home of former President Goodluck Jonathan, local government of Ogbia. Bayelsa State Area.
Although the father escaped with minor bruises, the son, who was identified as Kohi Samuel, was unlucky as the attacker inflicted several grisly and fatal cuts on him with a machete.
As it became known, the son was urgently taken to the admission department of the Federal Medical Center in Yenagoa, where he underwent a four-hour operation.
Describing how the incident happened, the victim’s father said the attack happened around 5:00 pm on Friday, while they were working on the attacked palm farm, accusing them of stealing cows.
He said: “We were working on the farm when a Fulani shepherd came through the back door to my farm. He came to me and accused us of stealing his cow.
“We denied stealing and told him to watch over us if we look like someone capable of killing a cow. He attacked me with his cane. Later he took out a machete and chased after my son. We later found my son on the riverbank with heavy machete cuts on his head, waist and arm. “
Recently, most herders have barely stayed on the outskirts of the sprawling Bayelsa Palm estate, assigned by the recent Seriac Dixon administration to graze their herds to prevent them from leaving the farmland and grazing livestock / farmers in the state.
Cattle are sometimes seen roaming around in Enagoa, the state capital, and interfering with the movement of their herdsmen with little or no concern for other road users.
Confirming this, Bayelsa State Police Commissioner Mike Okoly urged residents to remain calm as commanders work hard to identify the suspected pastor and arrest him.
According to a statement released by Police Spokesman Asinim Butswat, “On February 20, 2021, at about 8:00 am, an unidentified pastor in Bushe Osuan, Otuoke Congregation, Ogbia LGA, attacked 18-year-old Kohgi Samuel. Nation and seriously injured fingers and head on charges of missing a cow.
The victim was immediately rescued by the police and he seeks treatment at the Federal Medical Center in Yenagoa. Bayelsa State Police Commissioner Mike Okoli urges members of the public to remain calm as commanders are hard at work to identify and arrest the suspected pastor.
Source: – Vanguard