A Fulani herdsman is now on the run for allegedly killing a farmer who caught him raping a girl.
A Fulani cattle herdsman has set the town of Nitsemwamwa community in Kwali Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on fire after it emerged that he murdered a local farmer who caught him while raping a girl in the bush where he was razing his herd.
As reported by Daily Trust, the incident happened when the farmer identified as Danladi Jeji, reportedly caught the herder, identified as Idris, allegedly raping a local Gbagyi girl with Idris allegedly begging the farmer not to report he saw to the girl's kinsmen but the farmer would not take such as he made sure he informed the elders in the village.
The herdsman knowing that his secret has been revealed, laid ambush for the farmer and after about three weeks, he trailed the man to his farmland where he attacked and killed him with his cutlass before escaping.
A villager narrated how the whole incident led to Jeji's murder:
“It was after three weeks when the farmer reported the issue to the community and it was settled between Fulani and Gbagyi elders that Idris came back to attack the farmer.
On that Friday morning, the herder who went with his cows in the bush to graze, saw the farmer working on his farm and attacked him with cutlass,” he said.
The murder is said to be creating serious tension in the land and the Fulani herders and the Gbagyi natives are currently at logger heads as some provoked youths of the community had mobilised and set some of the herders’ settlements on fire, a situation that forced some of the Fulani men to flee to neighboring Kwaita village.