Some yet to be identified Fulani herdsmen have reportedly machete to death one Isaac Thomas, 24, in Kaduna State.
According to the report confirmed to newsmen on Friday, September 11 in a statement by the National Public Relations Officer of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), Mr Luka Binniyat, the young man who is in his final year at the Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria was attacked alongside two others on Tuesday, September 8.
It was reported that Thomas was axed on his head and neck by the unknown men suspected to be Fulani militia in Atakmawei, Zamandabo ward, in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) in Southern Kaduna.
Giving an update on the horrible incident, Binniyat noted that the Fulani militia laid an ambush for Isaac, his brother Anthony Magaji and one other person while going to check on their sugar cane farm.
The statement from Binniyat reads; “The Fulani militia on the 8th September 2020 lay ambush for three Atyap youths from Atakmawei in same Zamandabo Ward in Atyap Chiefdom, as they went to clear weed in their sugar cane farm about a kilometer from their village,”
“Suddenly, armed herdsmen came from hiding and struck. They descended on them with daggers and machetes. Isaac Thomas, a final year student of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria, was hacked down. They axed his neck and head with macabre wounds and killed him instantly.”
He added, “Anthony Magaji, also an OND student of the same school, managed to escape with life-threatening injuries and is now under intensive care in a hospital, while the third escaped with less injury.”
A colleague to the deceased, Christopher Ugwuja who also confirmed the incident on his Facebook page noted that Anthony, the brother of the deceased is still in critical condition.
He wrote; “I regret to announce the sudden death of a colleague, friend and a humble secretary of Our Lady Cause of Our Joy Praesidium, Legion of Mary Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria.. Brother Isaac Thomas.. A final year HND student at Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic Zaria”
“He was attacked alongside his brother Magaji Anthony who is in critical condition now, but the attackers (herdsmen) succeeded in killing Isaac it all happened in their hometown Kafanchan early morning of today.. Brother with a heavy heart we pray your soul rest in peace and may perpetual light shine in your part, Amen”
See below some graphic photos of the incident;