The Nigeria Police has confirmed that one herdsman was killed and three others injured during an attack by unknown gunmen on a Fulani camp behind Local Education Authority (LEA) Nomadic School, near Gwako village, Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
A member of the victim’s family, Shehu Bala, said the gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, invaded the camp around 12:34 am on Thursday and that some of the herders resisted the abduction, resulting in one of the gunmen being attacked with a cutlass.
According to him, “they tried to abduct one of their kinsmen in which they resisted and engaged them with cutlasses. It was in that process that one of the gunmen sustained machete cut, which angered them and they shot sporadically, killing a herder while three others sustained bullets wounds.”
He added that the gunmen left the camp after their target escaped.
Bala noted that the Gwagwalada Divisional Police Officer (DPO), CSP Tersoo Tile, who was later alerted came to the camp and conveyed the three injured victims to the hospital..
Secretary of the Gwagwalada chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Mohammed Usman, confirmed the incident to our reporter.
Spokesperson of the FCT Police Command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, in confirming the incident, said the Command was investigating the incident while the police are on the trail of the gunmen.