Police commence investigation into killing of herder by hunter

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Police commence investigation into killing of herder by hunter

Ondo Police Command has begun investigation into the alleged killing of a herder, Muhammed Maikudi, by one Seyi Sansere, a hunter.

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The killing occurred at a forest reserve in Ifira Akoko in Akoko South East local government area.

Maikuidi, 24, was grazing his cows in the forest reserve when he was allegedly shot.

He was said to have hailed from Katsina state and was engaged by one Alhaji Akerele, from Kwara state to graze his cows.

Spokesman for Ondo Police, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, said investigation would unravel if there were other accomplices.

Sansere was said to have gone into hiding after killing the herder but he was fished out and arrested.

It was men of the Ondo Amotekun corps and policemen in the area that retrieved the corpse and deposited at a government hospital morgue in the council area.

Leader of the Hausa Fulani community in the state, Bala Umar, said Sansere killed Muhammend without any provocation.

Umar appealed to other herders to remain calm and not take laws into their hands.

“The suspect has been transferred to the state police headquarters in Akure for more discreet investigations.

‘’We have appealed to our people to be calm because we know that the government and security agencies will do justice to the case,” Bala said

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