A man has been murdered by suspected herdsmen who lured him and others into a forest to buy cow in Anambra state.
The deceased, identified simply as Energy, a native of Umunya, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, and some other people, on Thursday, August 11, went into a forest in Aguleri, Anambra, with the aim of doing business.
It was gathered that the victim was in need of a cow, and had been connected to a herder, who directed him to come to their camp to purchase the cow.
The deceased employed the service of a truck driver to take him to the herders’ camp in Aguleri forest.
The truck driver, who spoke in a viral online video, said: “We were on our way to see the cows, but we noticed we were going into the bush, and I may not have anywhere to reverse my vehicle.
“I told the herder but he insisted we keep going. We had just driven ahead a little when about 10 people came out of the bush with guns and attacked us.
“They grabbed me and my brother, and Energy ran away. They chased him while some were taking us into the bush.
“Later, my brother broke away and started running, so when they chased him, I found out that I was alone, so I ran to my vehicle and escaped. We later came back and found out that Energy had been killed.”
Confirming the incident, the police in Anambra State said three herders have been arrested in connection with the killing of the man known as Energy.