A woman who has been identified as Alhaja Muslimot Morenikeji Salami was said to have been reportedly attacked by some suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ogun state has died.
It was said that the 66-year-old woman was attacked by a set of herdmen while visiting one of her sites in the Oru-Awa Road in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area on Monday, January 11, 2021. The woman was later reported dead on Tuesday, February 16, and was laid to rest the next day by her family.
Based on some reports gathered the deceased ran into some herds and while she attempted to make a quick reverse she was caught and attacked by the herdsmen. it was stated that the herdsmen were about eight in numbers, cut off one of her fingers, and destroyed her jaw with bullets.
The woman was taken to several hospitals in Ogun state but got rejected, which made them travel to a hospital at Ikeja Lagos.
A spokesperson to the police
Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident then said three suspects had been arrested.
“Those people have a piece of land between Oru and Ago Iwoye. They went to inspect the land. One Alhaja who was going with them had excused herself with the promise that she would join them on the land,” said Oyeyemi.
“On getting to the land, they discovered that some Fulanis were attacking a labourer hired to clear the land in question. Those people immediately ran to those in the neighborhood and in the process, the Fulanis left the victim and took to their heels. Unknown to the Alhaja, on her way to join the people, the Fulanis laid in ambush for her and opened fire on the vehicle she was driving. The woman was hit by a bullet and the Fulanis, who perpetrated the crime, ran away.
“When the police were informed, they went to the scene and could not find any of them but they saw the cattle they left behind. The police, in conjunction with the local vigilante group and hunters, didn’t allow the cattle to leave the spot. Around 10 pm, three Fulani men came to the spot with the aim of taking away the cattle and the police apprehended them. They have been transferred to the police headquarters in Eleweran. They have a strong connection to the crime.”
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