A Fulani herder, Muhammed Maikudi has been shot dead at a forest reserve in Ifira Akoko in Akoko South East local government of Ondo state.
The deceased was reportedly shot dead by a local hunter, identified as Seyi Sansere while grazing his cows yesterday in the forest reserve in the area.
It was not clear if the deceased had an altercation with the hunter before he was shot.
It was gathered that the state security outfit, Amotekun corps and policemen in the area quickly waded into the matter, retrieved the deceased’s corpse and deposited at a government hospital morgue in the council area.
The security operatives also apprehended Sansere from his hideout and took him into custody.
A leader of the Hausa Fulani Community in the state, Bala Umar who confirmed the incident said preliminary investigation revealed that the late Fulani herder was traced to the forest by his assailant where he was shot.
He however appealed to Fulani settlers in the area to be calm and not take laws into their hands.
He said the police and Amotekun Operatives are already on top the situation and assured that justice will be done on the matter.
“The suspect has been transferred to the state police headquarters in Akure for more discreet investigations. We have appealed to our people to be calm because we know that the government and security agencies will do justice to the case” Bala said