Fulani herdsman slices off farmer’s hand and ear
Attacks him on his own farm
Saved by soldiers from angry mob
In Idah, a Fulani herdsman narrowly escaped mob-justice on Monday, Dec 12 for allegedly cutting off a farmer’s hand and ear.
It was learnt that the herdsman led his cattle to Mr Okpanachi’s cassava farm leading to disagreement between the duo. The herdsman allegedly attacked Okpanachi and cut-off his hand and ear clean off in the process.The herdsman then proceeded to hand over his cattle to another herdsman and made efforts to run out of town.
While waiting for the cab he boarded at the popular Ibro Park to take-off, drivers at the park became curious with the herdsman’s behavior which led to questions and a full body search. A human hand was discovered in the herdsman’s bag and the crowd descended on him before soldiers came to the scene to rescue him from the mob.
It was later discovered that the human hand is that of Mr. Okpanachi. Residents are still enraged and are calling for justice.