An X (formerly Twitter) user, Yusuf Abubakar, has accused the Edo State Police Command of negligence in bringing the suspected killer of his cousin, Isiyaka Musa, to justice.
Abubakar disclosed this in multiple tweets shared on his X account on Monday.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the tweep’s cousin was allegedly killed by some suspected hunters while grazing herds of cow in the Sasaro community of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, Edo State.
It was further gathered that the hunters had allegedly shot the victim and set him ablaze which resulted in the death of the 21-year-old Musa.
According to Abubakar, the case was reported to the Edo State Police Command but the police were accused of not making any effort in arresting the alleged perpetrators of the killing. He stressed further that the alleged suspect resorted to threatening his family.
“My name is Yusuf Abubakar, the cousin to the person killed by hunters in Akoko, Edo State. My family are still in pains and sorrow for this wicked and inhumane act by the hunters, yet none of them has been arrested.
“We are Bornakaen family (Fulani herders) residing in Edo for over 40 years. We are known for peace, harmony, law abiding citizens and always advocate peace. It was on 23/10/2023 when the Igara community hunters shot and burnt one of our sons (Isiyaka Musa, 21 years).
“The culprits are still threatening us that they can wipe us all, nothing will happen. We are all Nigerians!
“We are writing in so much pain and sorrow for the wicked and inhumane murder of our brother by the Igara community hunters on the 23/10/2023 on the point of grazing. We have reported the case to Edo State Police Command yet nothing has been done,” he tweeted.
Abubakar urged the police authorities to help in bringing justice for the murder of his cousin.
“We are law abiding citizens but won’t allow our family member to be killed like an animal. We are appealing to the security agencies and well-meaning Nigerians to intervene for justice to prevail.”
When contacted by PUNCH Metro, the Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, noted that investigation was on to unravel the matter stressing that further information would be disclosed as soon as investigation was concluded.
“The case is under investigation. As soon as the operatives are done with the investigation, we will announce the outcome,” Nwabuzor noted.