Angry Fulani herdsman stabs NURTW member to death in Ondo


A commercial driver, Victor Ajisafe, has been reportedly stabbed to death by a suspected Fulani herdsman in Akure, Ondo State over a minor squabble.

Ajisafe, 34, was until his gruesome murder a prominent member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW.

The suspect, whose name could not be ascertained before going to press, allegedly took to his heel after committing the crime.

Eyewitness account said: “It was one of the Fulani’s friends, named Usman Olaniyi that told the killer in his native language that Victor was abusing him. This annoyed the Fulani who drew his sword from the sheath.

“He started pursuing him around the garage and when he caught up with him, without hesitating, stabbed him viciously in the neck.”

Wife of the deceased, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Ajisafe said she could not fathom why her husband was “gruesomely murdered by the unknown Fulani man.”

Mrs. Ajisafe told newsmen that, “It was my husband’s brother who informed me that one Fulani man stabbed my husband in the neck and was rushed to the hospital. When I got there, my in-laws and friends did not allow me to see him despite all my efforts.

“They later took me back home in their car under the guise that we should get money to take proper care of him. It was then they took me to my mother’s shop at Road Block that they broke the news that he was dead.”

Meanwhile, spokesperson of the Ondo Police Command, Mr. Femi Joseph, who confirmed the death of the commercial driver, noted that one Usman had been arrested while his friend, the killer, was still at large.

Joseph said that Usman, who fuelled the crisis would be charged to court if his friend could not be found.

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