Bizarre :Herdsmen kill PDP chairman before wife, escape with his head
All may not have been heard about the heinous atrocities of the murderous Fulani herdsmen as they reportedly beheaded a man in Adamawa State before his wife and escaped with his head.
The victim, Mr. Charles Chrisanthus was until the tragic incident, the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bare ward in the Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
According to his wife, Dorcas, the victim, a renowned farmer was hacked down by herdsmen who invaded his farm on August 29, 2018.
She said she was clutching her four months baby during the raid by the terrorists and helplessly watched them behead her husband after stabing him severally on the back.
The attackers were said to have bolted away with the farmer ‘s head after the gruesome act leaving the headless body.
Meanwhile the widow has accused the police of tactfully shielding the killers of her husband.
She told newsmen at the State Criminal Investigation Department where she had gone to lodge her complaint on Tuesday, that the police appear to be covering up something.
She demanded for justice and called on the international community to hold the Nigeria state responsible for trying to shield the killers of her husband.
Shedding more light on how it all happened she said : “His attackers led by our Fulani neighbours repeatedly stabbed him on the back and on his stomach before beheading my husband in our farm and made away with his head”.
She demanded immediate prosecution of all those arrested in connection with the heinous crime.
Police had invited her and three other female witnesses to the state Criminal Investigation Department for their statements.
It was at the state CID that police allegedly informed the deceased family that some of the suspects were receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
But the explanations by police did not go down well with the bereaved family.
“The police under the guise of allowing the suspects to seek medical attention are shielding those that killed my husband. The only thing I want is justice,” Dorcas agonised.
A PDP youth leader in Bare ward, Tekas Adiel, explained that the police earlier claimed that the Fulanis who perpetrated the killings had fled the community, insisting that the same assailants carried out another attack on Tuesday.
But police said there was nothing wrong with a suspect being allowed to receive medical attention.
The Police Public Relations officer in the state, Musa Habibu, insisted that some of the killer herdsmen were in custody, adding that investigation into the incident had commenced.
His words :”But if they said one of those arrested is receiving medical attention, a suspect has a right to medication if he’s truly sick, it could be but I don’t have that information”.
Killings by Fulani herdsmen have continued especially in the middle belt region despite public outcries and international condemnation.