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Bandits kill another herder in Abuja

A 20-year-old herder identified as Isah Muhammadu, has been shot death by bandits at Rafin – Zurfi community in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.

The incident happened barely five days after bandits killed a herder, Ado Mamman, at a Fulani settlement in Pai community of Kwali Area Council of the FCT.

According to Daily Trust, a resident of Rafin -Zurfi, Yahaya Awwalu, said the incident happened in the early hours of Thursday, when some bandits wielding sophisticated weapons attacked a Fulani settlement in the community.

The Secretary of Gwagwalada Area Council branch of the Miyyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Mohammed Usman, confirmed the killing of the herder in a telephone conversation.

“When I arrived the village after receiving the information, I learnt that the bandits actually missed their target and wrongly killed the man, while their main target escaped,” he said.

Usman said the deceased, who was a visitor, has been buried, adding that he has reported the incident at the Gwagwalada police area command.

The FCT police command was yet to confirm the latest incident as at the time of filling this report.

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