On Wednesday, July 14, Babbi Aliyu, a Fulani man, was critically hurt during a brawl between members of a Fulani family in Ikoroku village, Kaiama Local Government Area, Kwara State.
The family members went for each other’s throats during a disagreement over who is the rightful person to inherit the wife of their family head, Alhaji Bello, who died recently, according to Babawale Afolabi, a spokesperson for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the state, who confirmed the incident.
The deceased younger brother, according to Afolabi, claimed his late brother’s wife as his own inhenritance, but the deceased’s sons believed that their uncle’s decision implied that he had a hand in their father’s death.
“The NSCDC operatives in Kaiama got a distress call and rushed to the scene to prevent further clash.
According to report we got from our divisional office in Kaiama, after the death of one Alhaji Bello, his younger brother took his wife which did not go down well with the children of the deceased. They accused their uncle of complicity in the death of their father.
The children of late Alhaji Bello vowed to take back their father’s wife from their uncle and this later ensued in a free-for-all.
One Babbi Aliyu was attacked with cutlass which left him with multiple injuries.”
The NSCDC spokesperson added that the victim is currently receiving medical attention in the hospital while efforts are being made to arrest those who attacked him.