Unknown herders attack an 18-year-old identified as Kohgi Nation and his father over a missing cow.
The suspects attack the two in Otuoke Community, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state.
They were attacked at about 5pm on February 19, at Osuan bush, when they were working on their palm farm.
The Herdsmen attacked them with a machete, inflicting deep cuts on the boy’s fingers and head.
His 58-year-old father, Goodhead Nation, reportedly managed to escape the attack with minor bruises on the legs.
It reportedly took four hours of surgery at the emergency wards of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) to save the life of the boy.
Narrating the incident, the father said:
“We denied the theft and told him to look at us whether we looked like some who can kill a cow. He attacked me with his stick. He later brought out his machete and chased my son. We later discovered my son by the riverside with a heavy machete cut to the head, waist and hand.”
The incident was confirmed in a statement by the state police spokesperson, Asinim Butswat.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Mike Okoli, has appealed to residents of the state to remain calm as the command is working assiduously to identify the suspected herder and apprehend him.
He said in the statement;
“On February 20, 2021 at about 08:00hours an unknown herder at Osuan bush, Otueke Community, Ogbia LGA, assaulted one Kohgi Samuel Nation ‘m’ 18 years and inflicted grievous wounds on his fingers and head, over an allegation of a missing cow,” the statement says.
“The victim was immediately rescued by Police Operatives and is responding to treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa. The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, Mike Okoli, appeals to members of the public to remain calm as the command is working assiduously to identify the suspected herder.”
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