A herdsman and his cow was allegedly shot by a police attached to the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Farms along Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road, Abuja, on Sunday.
Samaila was shot among the cow he was herding at the back of the farm close to Wukara community at about 2:45p.m.
A resident of the community identified as Usman said some members of the community ran to the scene of the incident but on getting there they met some Fulani people who told them that a policeman had shot a herdsman.
“We don’t know want happened between the Fulani man and the MOPOL. The herdsman was at the back of the site and the MOPOL was inside the farm when we got there,” he said.
He revealed that the police got into a heated argument with the Fulani as to where to graze the cattle before he was shot.
Samaila who happened to be the only child of his father and whose wife recently put to bed two weeks ago has been buried according to Muslim rites.
ASP Anjuguri Manzah, the FCT police command spokesman did not respond to calls or reply to messages as at the time of filling the report.