‘I wanted to fortify my son against Fulani herders’ attack’


I wanted to fortify my son against Fulani herders' attack, man narrates how his local bulletproof charm failed

By Ola Ajayi – Ibadan

A palm-wine tapper, Daniel Qudus Tuesday narrated how fear of Fulani herders in the South West zone made him shoot his 12-year-old son in error.

Though the boy escaped death by the whiskers, he was seriously injured.

According to the suspect who was paraded by the Oyo State police command, he wanted to fortify his son and this led him to a herbalist who gave him a charm that was supposed to act as local bulletproof.

While speaking in Ibadan, he said, his boy usually came late from farm and to protect him from Fulani herders’ attack, he decided to make the charm.

But, the move went awry as the charm failed when a friend of his was employed to shoot his son so as to test the efficacy of the gun charm.

While narrating further the incident that happened at Olorunda in Lagelu area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital, he said, “I went to this man that I needed a gun charm. He demanded N1,000 but because we are friends I later gave him N500. He gave me the charm…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper