Peeping through the narrowly built window in a suburb village in Tse Agbande, Keana Local Government , Nasarawa State, 28 years old Agnes Apande watch helplessly and in disbelief as herdsmen attacked and macheted her husband to death on Saturday.
The hapless widow said she was on her room watching a movie when her husband’s attackers arrived their compound but she could not raise the alarm for fear that she could attract the attention of the killer herdsmen to herself and son.
The late Matthew Apande was reportedly murdered with machete cuts in his neck and other parts of his body as suspected killer herdsmen stormed their village in the night with guns and cutlasses.
Agnes said that the suspected herdsmen numbering about nine had stormed the village on motorcycles at about 10pm and started shooting indiscriminately.
She added that some of the killer herdsmen attacked her husband where he lay outside because of the intense heat and matcheted him to death.
Agnes said “We had bought a small generator to keep us busy anytime we returned from the farm, because I like watching films.
“On that faithful day, I was in the room with my only son watching film while my husband lay outside the house
“They first started shooting. It was the sound of the gunshots that made me to reduce the volume of the TV.
I then opened the window slightly and saw them. They came on a motorcycles.
Some of them waited while others came down
“One of them went straight to the generator switched it off. Then I saw them shoot my husband in the stomach, Killing him instantly.
“They collected his handset and beamed torchlight around to see if there was someone else but I dodged and his behind the door while my son was sleeping on the bed
“I watched as they took his phone and touch.
“They spoke in Fulfude, that was what made me to know that they are Fulani
“They moved to the neighbouring village and also killed about five people there.
Asked why she thought her husband and others in the village were attacked, She said a few days earlier “My husband alongside other people had complained to some Fulani leaders after some cattle reportedly ate up the soya beans they were harvesting. I didn’t know that they would plan to attack them” She said.