Herdsmen behead Adamawa PDP chairman, flee with head

The chairman was reportedly killed in the presence of his wife

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have beheaded the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bare ward in the Numan Local Government Area, Adamawa State, Charles Chrisanthus, The PUNCH is reporting.
The chairman was reportedly killed in the presence of his wife, Dorcas, on his farm.
The killing took place on August 29, 2018.
But Dorcas is accusing the police of shielding the killers of her husband.
Speaking with The PUNCH, at the Adamawa State Criminal Investigation Department, where she had gone to lodge her complaint on Tuesday with her four-month-old son, Dorcas said: “His attackers, led by our Fulani neighbours, repeatedly stabbed him on the back and on his stomach before beheading my husband in our farm and made away with his head.
“The police under the guise of allowing the suspects to seek medical attention are shielding those that killed my husband.
“The only thing I want is justice.”
The spokesman of the Adamawa State Police Command, Musa Habibu, however, said the claim by Dorcas was not true.
Habibu said: “A suspect has a right to medical attention if he is sick.
“Some arrests have been made and those arrested are in police custody.
“I have had consultations with the Assistant Commissioner of Police handling the issue who said arrest had been made.
“But if they said one of those arrested is receiving medical attention, a suspect has a right to medication if he’s truly sick, it could be but I don’t have that information.”

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