3 herdsmen arrested for killing farmer Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested three Fulani herdsmen for the alleged murder of one Peter Asuquo in his farm at the Shelter Afrique Extension, Uyo.

Asuquo, who hailed from the Afaha Atai village in the Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of the state, was said to have been stabbed to death by the herdsmen

According to Punch news, The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Odiko Macdon, said in a statement on Tuesday that the command was alerted to the incident by the brother of the deceased, Ime Essien, and immediately swung into action on the directives of the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal.

The statement read in part, “On November 30, 2019, around 11am, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command received a report from one Ime Essien of the Afaha Atai village in the Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area that one Peter Asuquo of the same address, while in his farm at Shelter Afrique Extension, was stabbed by suspected cattle herders around 9.30am, leading to his death.

Macdon said to forestall a breakdown of law and order and enhance peaceful coexistence, the commissioner on Monday held a peace meeting with some stakeholders in the area in his office.

He added that the CP sympathised with the family of the deceased and assured them that the perpetrators would be charged immediately. Punch

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