A herdsman named Abdulrahman Kaila was reportedly detained by the Plateau State Police Command for allegedly chopping off a farmer’s hand in the state’s Lakushi hamlet, Shendam Local Government Area.
Last week, a video of the farmer holding his amputated right hand while blood trickled to the ground went viral on social media.
In the brief video, he is heard telling three men that a Fulani herder amputated his hand after he ordered him (the herder) to move his animals out of his farm.
The two guys then encouraged the farmer, who had been observed bleeding heavily, to go to the hospital for treatment while they reported the event to the police.
Alabo Alfred, the spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, told The PUNCH in Jos on Sunday that plans had been made to arraign the suspect in court.
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The PPRO declared, “We have detained the culprit who severed a person’s hand. Right now, he is under our care. Through our network of intelligence, we managed to apprehend him. Therefore, it cannot be said that he deliberately gave himself up. We won’t reveal it because it is part of our overall strategy.
Following a prompt response by the DPO, the suspect was apprehended and revealed us his motivation for severing the farmer’s hand, according to the police commissioner.
The suspect will be charged in court either tomorrow (Monday) or next tomorrow (Tuesday), that is all I can say at this point.
The suspect was questioned, according to sources at the command centre in Jos, and claimed, “I was grazing when the farmer stopped me and ordered me to go back since the location where I was grazing is a rice plantation.
“When I arrived back, he claimed that the cattle had wrecked his land. I immediately pushed the cattle, and before you knew it, we were fighting. I wasn’t sure how I managed to sever his hand when we were arguing. I carried out my wish when I did it.