Police arrest three herdsmen over killing of farmer in A’Ibom


Bassey Anthony, Uyo

 

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it arrested three herdsmen for allegedly killing one Peter Edem Asuquo, farmer.

The deceased was allegedly stabbed to death in his farm last month at Shelter Afrique Extension Afaha Atai village in Ibesikpo Asutan local government area of the state by the herders.

A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Odiko MacDon, a Superintendent of Police, mentioned Shehu Ule, Aliyu Umar and Neusa Adamu as the alleged killers.

The police spokesperson said the commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal gave the order for the arrest of the herders following a report from one Ime Aman Essien

MacDon said that the CP while sympathizing with the family of the slain farmer had gone a step further to broker a truce between Fulani herdsmen and the deceased family.

“To further enhance peaceful coexistence and prevent any break down of law and order, the Commissioner of Police, on Monday, 2nd December, 2019,…



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