A suspected Fulani herdsman at Guchidan village in Kupa district, Lokoja Local Government of Kogi State, has allegedly killed a 15-year-old boy.
The herdsman, Buba Ardo, with his two accomplices, Alo Ardo and Babuga Ardo, allegedly killed the boy and mutilated his body.
The deceased accompanied his elder brother, Abubakar Audu, to the farm for a trap game when they were ambushed by the herdsman.
The elder brother was said to have escaped.
A source, Mahmud Abubakar, confirmed to The Nation that the suspect, Buba Ardo, was apprehended by residents, but his accomplices escaped.
He added that the motorcycle which the victim and his elder brother rode to the farm was set ablaze by the attackers.
The source said Buba Ardo was handed over to the district police.
“He confessed to killing the boy and the case was referred to ‘A’ Division, Lokoja.
“The boy has been buried in his town, Guchidan and the case has been transferred to Lokoja. We hope our hospitality will not be abused by the Fulani herdsmen.
“They complain that people tamper with their cows. The government should intervene before the incident results in crisis.