A High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State on Monday, May 16, sentenced two Fulani herdsmen identified as Hassan Abidu and Yakubu Salem to 20 years in prison with hard labour. Abidu and Salem are suspected to be members of an armed terrorizing indigenes of Ibusa community in Delta State.
The herdsmen were arrested on February 23, 2015 after a distress call was made of a suspected group of Fulani boys seen at Power line, Ibusa bearing firearms and dangerous weapons.
The court prosecuted the men on two count charge of unlawful posession of firearms tendered against them by the Attorney-General of the state, punishable under Section 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R.II, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2010. They were handed 10 years sentence each with hard labour and without an option of fine.