The Kwara command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the killing of a herder in the state.
Babawale Afolabi, the spokesperson of the command, released a statement to this effect on Friday.
Afolabi said the herder was hacked to death during the attack on Thursday, September 30.
He said the gunmen stormed the premises of the cattle rearer and left him in the pool of his blood.
“The report of the deceased was brought to our office on Friday, through our divisional officer in Oro Ago, Officer Najimu Lawal,” he said.
“This Fulani herdsman, simply known as Ibrahim or lbro, was attacked and hacked to death by the assailants.”
The police spokesman said a manhunt has been launched for perpetrators of the act.
He assured that the NSCDC in collaboration with other security agencies would arrest the perpetrators and ensure prosecution after investigation.
According to the police spokesman, the incident happened a few days after gunmen had invaded a farm settlement in the Oro Ago area of the state.