A man claims that the Edo police are responsible for his cousin’s murder due to their negligence.

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Busy Bee November 22, 2023
Updated 2023/11/22 at 3:34 PM

Yusuf Abubakar, a user on the X platform (formerly Twitter), has accused the Edo State Police Command of negligence in pursuing justice for the alleged killing of his cousin, Isiyaka Musa. Abubakar shared this information in a series of tweets on his X account on Monday.

According to reports from PUNCH Metro, Musa was purportedly killed by individuals suspected to be hunters while he was grazing herds of cows in the Sasaro community of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, Edo State. The hunters allegedly shot Musa and set him on fire, leading to the 21-year-old’s tragic death.

Abubakar claimed that the Edo State Police Command was informed of the incident, but he accused them of not taking any meaningful steps to apprehend the alleged perpetrators. He further asserted that the suspected killer had resorted to threatening his family.

“I am Yusuf Abubakar, the cousin of the individual killed by hunters in Akoko, Edo State. My family is still grappling with pain and sorrow due to this cruel and inhumane act by the hunters, and yet none of them has been arrested.

“We are the Bornakaen family (Fulani herders) residing in Edo for over 40 years. We are known for peace, harmony, being law-abiding citizens, and always advocating for peace. On 23/10/2023, the Igara community hunters shot and burned one of our sons, Isiyaka Musa, 21 years old.”

“The perpetrators continue to threaten us, asserting that they can harm us without consequences. We are all Nigerians!

Expressing deep pain and sorrow, we condemn the cruel and inhumane murder of our brother by Igara community hunters on October 23, 2023, while he was grazing. Despite reporting the case to the Edo State Police Command, no action has been taken,” he tweeted.

Abubakar called on the police authorities to ensure justice for his cousin’s murder.

“We are law-abiding citizens but cannot allow our family member to be killed like an animal. We appeal to the security agencies and compassionate Nigerians to intervene and ensure justice prevails.”

In response to inquiries from PUNCH Metro, Chidi Nwabuzor, the Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed that an investigation is ongoing. He assured that further details would be disclosed once the investigation is concluded.

“The case is currently under investigation, and we will announce the outcome as soon as our operatives complete their inquiries,” Nwabuzor stated.

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