A herder, Bugi Juli, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for attacking a 16-year old farmer with a machete.
The spokesman of NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi, in a statement on Saturday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, and made available said the suspect cut Abubakar Sulade’s hand following a confrontation over grazing land in the Kaiama Local Government Area.
According to the statement, the attack is as a result of an ongoing misunderstanding between farmers and herders in the area.
The NSCDC spokesman explained that the matter was reported at the NSCDC Divisional office, Kaiama, and a manhunt was launched for the assailant and his accomplice, saying that they were later arrested.
He further explained, “There had been a long-term misunderstanding between two families over grazing land, which took a bloody turn recently.”
Afolabi stated that the victim had been treated at a government hospital, assuring that further investigations are on to ascertain the situation.