June 19, 2018

Herdsman dies after falling from tree

Herdsman dies after falling from tree

A 28-year-old herder, identified as Saleh, died on Saturday afternoon after he fell from a tree at Gunagu village in Kuje Area Council of the FCT. A resident of the community, Israel Musa, said the incident happened at about 3:22 p.m. when the deceased with two of his kinsmen went to herd their cows in the bush.

He said the deceased climbed a tree to cut down leaves for the cows  to feed on. But the branch  he rested his leg on suddenly broke and he lost balance and tumbled down. He said the deceased hit his head on a stone and started bleeding from both nose and ears. He also sustained a deep cut on his head.

“I was in my farm working when one of the Fulani boys they were together ran to me crying that his brother fell from a tree. I went there and saw him lying on the ground and I went to inform his people at the camp and they came immediately to convey him to the hospital,” he said. Read more 

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