Reports that suspected Fulani herdsmen beheaded the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bare ward in the Numan Local Government Area, Adamawa State, Charles Chrisanthus, have caused serious debate among Nigerians on social media.
According to reports, the deceased was killed in the presence of his wife, Dorcas and her four months old son, in his farm on August 29, 2018.
Dorcas, wife of the deceased PDP chieftain, in an interview with newsmen at the State Criminal Investigation Department said the police are shielding her husband’s killers.
Dorcas, who had gone to lodge her complaint on Tuesday, at the state CID told Northern City News that only justice for her slain husband would bring her peace.
“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,” she said.
A lot of commenters have lambasted the present administration over the way it is handling the excesses of Fulani herdsmen. Whereas some have said the killing wasn’t carried out by Fulani herdsmen.
See reactions below
The beheading & running away with d head of @OfficialPDPNig Numan LGA Chairman in Adamawa State by suspected Fulani herdsmen terrorists goes a long way to confirm suspicions in reasonable quarters that APC's sympathy 4 d herdsmen is political & for 2019
— Jude C. Ndukwe (@stjudendukwe) September 7, 2018
Fulani herdsmen beheaded Charles Chrisanthus, Chairman of PDP, Numan LGA, Adamawa State in front of his wife and then ran away with his head. I condemn this barbarity and I am outraged and disgusted by the protection that Buhari constantly provides for these Fulani terrorists.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) September 7, 2018
We haven’t really started campaigns for 2019. But APC protected Fulani Herdsmen Terrorist have already started political killings for their masters.
They beheaded & ran away with the head of @OfficialPDPNig Numan LGA Chairman in Adamawa State.
Is this what Miyetti Allah meant?
— S.F. Adebayo (@Sam_Debayo) September 7, 2018
Herdsmen behead PDP chairman, run away with his head.
I know they'll ask, "How do you know they are Herdsmen?
Then the discussion will focus on how we knew they were herdsmen and not on the poor man that was beheaded…in front of his wife.
God forbid this APC Govt.
— Newton Ikire (@NewtonIkire) September 7, 2018
Remember how they swung into action with the operation ‘python dance’ in the east?
We’ve been clamouring for actions against the dreaded herdsmen for God knows how long, and absolutely NOTHING has been done. Disgusting lots!!
— Cross˚ (@Elcrucifixio) September 7, 2018
Others who thought the killing wasn’t done by Fulani herdsmen
you'all be killing each other just to get to the top . . . And then blame it on Fulani herdsmen because they are the easiest suspect. Continue.
— kelvin kelvin (@Naijapikin_) September 7, 2018
No Amount of fake News can make me dislike Buhari. If you like kill All your people and blame it on Herdsmen, MY HEART IS SEALED!
— Sulaymon F. Tadese (@Faozahny1) September 7, 2018