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A 13 years old Fulani boy, Suleiman Usman has been killed by two persons who were suspected to be neighbors in Isua Akoko in the Akoko South East Local Government of the state.

The Ondo state government has however averted what could have degenerated into ethnic crisis following the death of the fulani boy.

The young Usman who was reportedly lured from his house by two people from the community was found dead in a river within the community.

It was gathered that two people, Alagbara Dele and Oluwatunmise Gbara visited the residence of the deceased on a motorcycle and left with the young boy.

A source said the parents of young Suleiman were not at home when the two suspects visited their home to take the deceased with them.

According to the source,the parents however raised the alarm when the whereabout of their son was not unknown while they organized a search party to look for the boy.

The source said “the body of Suleiman was found floating in a river in the town and he has been killed.

The incident was reported at the police station and the police were able to arrest the two men”

He said the suspects were arrested after a friend of the boy who was with him when the deceased was picked, identified the two suspects and the motorcycle used during the operation.

He however said that the corpse of the victim had been deposited at the morgue

The killing of the 13 years old boy however led made some Fulanis within the community to mobilise themselves for reprisal attack on the host community.

Meanwhile, It took the timely intervention of the Special Adviser to the state governor on Fulani/ Hausa matters, Alhaji Bala Umar, who invited security men to douse the tension in the agrarian community.

Umar however, appealed to the Fulanis not to take laws in to their hands with an assurance that the suspects would nit go unpunished.

Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Femi Joseph, said the two suspects had been arrested by men of the state police command in the area.

He said the case had been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department in Akure for further investigation.

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