Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kills Army General
Few days after they attacked and kill many innocent Nigerians in Plateau State, including a Senator, men suspected to the Fulani herdsmen have again carried out another high profile killing with impunity.
When Brig. Gen. Sylvester Iruh (retd.) left Ilorin, Kwara State, on Friday, July 6, his goal was to return to his family in Akute, Ogun State. Having left them for a day to attend a burial in Ilorin, Iruh must have been eager to return to his Akute residence.
It was gathered that Gen. Sylvester asked the other occupants to get into the vehicle quickly so that they could leave the place. But before Iruh could join them, two men came out from under the bridge and immediately shot him with an arrow.
Christiana said, “I was told they immediately pounced on him after that and stabbed him all over his body and face. One of the daggers stuck to his back. The dagger was removed at the mortuary. The men who attacked him were said to be carrying sticks like Fulani nomads with bows and arrows in their bags.”
One of the occupants of the vehicle was said to have sustained stab wounds on his arm too. The suspects, it was learnt, robbed them of their money and phones.
You may wish to know that the Ogun State Police Command at a time promised consistent patrol of the area based on the order of the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Mohammed.
When contacted, the state Police PRO, Muyiwa Adejobi, said: “We are always patrolling the long bridge because the area is notorious for robberies and attacks. Last night, we even arrested five suspected robbers there. When the police got wind of the attack, we did what we were supposed to do and we will continue to pay attention to the area.”