There was apprehension in Obinze community of Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State when the butchered body of the chairman of Miyetti Allah was discovered in a bush in the area.
It was originally suspected that by the residents that the act was perpetrated in the middle of the night by locals, but later investigations revealed that he was killed by one his relations.
When newsmen visited the scene, the body of late Yaya was seen lying lifelessly on the floor, in the pool of his own blood. He had sustained several deep machete cuts on his face, neck and other parts of his body.
Speaking to newsmen, the visibly traumatized immediate younger brother of late Yaya, Alhaji Usaini Haruna made a shocking revelation, narrating how one of their cousins whose name he gave as Sali Musa has been issueing threats to kill both of them and take over their cows.
The Sirki of Northerners in Imo state, Waziri Baba Suleiman who also visited the scene, expressed shock over the death of Yaya Haruna,
whom many described as man of peace, adding that he has been instrumental to the tranquility and peaceful coexistence being enjoyed between cattle breeders and other residents of the state.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Orlando Ikeokwu said he was yet to get full brief on the matter. He promise to issue a statement once he gets full details of the incident.