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Casualties recorded as Fulani herdsmen fight in Kwara over grazing land

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kwara State Command, have launched a manhunt for one Bugi Juli, the alleged assailant who injured a 16-year-old boy, Abubakar Sulade, following a disagreement over grazing land matter between two families.

The incident occurred in Sulade village, Kaiama Local Government Area of the state, where the victim was attacked with a machete which left a deep cut on his right hand.

The spokesman of the NSCDC command, Babawale Zaid Afolabi in the state, who confirmed the incident, said the matter was reported at the NSCDC Divisional Office in Kaiama.

“There has been a long time face-off between two families over a grazing land which took a bloody dimension when one family attacked the other which resulted in serious bodily harm to one Abubakar Sulade, (16) who got a deep cut on his hand.

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“He was reportedly attacked by one Bugi Juli who is still at large,” the spokesman stated.

Babawale said the NSCDC has increased surveillance and patrol in the neighbourhood, while the victim had been treated in the hospital.

Further investigations are ongoing and moves are being initiated for a peace meeting between the two warring families in the area.

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