- Fulani herdsmen attacked an official of the NSCDC in Benue state
- He was beaten and left for dead before being rushed to the hospital
Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Inspector Amos Zaatyough, after he tried to rescue two boys who were fleeing for their lives.
A witness who exclusively sent the report to NAIJ.com on the condition of anonymity said the attack occoured on Tuesday, April 24 when Zaatyough had gone to visit a friend and witnessed two boys being chased by Fulani herdsmen.
It was reported that the boys had chased cows away from their groundnut farm and in reaction, the Fulani herdsmen gave chase.
In an attempt to arrest the situation, Zaatyough was attacked by the herdsmen who fled leaving him for dead.
Read the report below:
“This is to inform you of another attack by the fulani herdsmen on the indegine of Benue state and institution of Govt as Inspector Amos Zaatyough of Civil Defence Arm squared who is attached to Buruku unit of the NSCDC to restore peace in the trouble area was on Tuesday 25/4/17 around 5pm was attack by the herdsmen.
"Insp. Amos H Z. after the duty work for the day visited a friend. On his way back he saw some Fulani people chasing two boys from the bush, viewing from a distance.
"He now stopped to ask what the problem was when the boys ran to him. He was told that the Fulani were chasing them because they chased the cows out of their groundnut farm.
"Insp Amos who intended to solicit on the matter was attack by the two herdsmen on their arrival and left him in the pool of his blood.
"It was the boys that were initially chased that ran to inform the public of the incident who later alerted NSCDC officers in their station that rushed to scene, took him to the hospital in Makurdi where the Insp. is receiving treatment."