In Bindofu Village, lafiagi Emirate, Edu District, Kwara State, an alleged shepherd cut off the right hand of rice farmer Saheed Zakariyu. According to sources, the farmer was allegedly attacked on his farm in Bindorf last Saturday after accusing herders of destroying his farm with their livestock.

It is reported that the victim arrived at the farm on Saturday accompanied by his companions and found that the shepherd was grazing cattle on the farm and destroying the crops. According to reports, the farmer and his friends drove away the shepherds. However, it is reported that one of the shepherds drew a machete and chopped off the farmer’s hand.

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A spokesperson for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kwara State, Babawale Afolabi, said the incident happened on Democracy Day around 1pm.

He said, “One Mr Saheed Zakariyau, with his colleagues of Bindofu area, Lafiagi, came to the NSCDC office, Lafiagi division, and said they went to their farm around 9.30am. On getting there, they met a large herd of cattle and some Fulani herdsmen grazing on their rice farm.

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As they were trying to pursue the Fulani herdsmen and their cattle, one Fulani removed his cutlass and cut off his right hand and the Fulani ran away.”