Other individuals in the market, including another butcher and a seller of perishable items, also expressed disbelief over the incident, suggesting that Buda’s popularity in his business may have generated envy amongst his colleagues.
The Sokoto state police confirmed the murder and reported that they had received a distress call about the incident.
A statement by the Public Relation Officer of the Command, ASP Ahmad Rufa’i, revealed that a team of policemen were led to the scene by the Commissioner of Police, Area Commander Metro, and DPO Kwanni, only to find the mob had dispersed and Buda left unconscious.
He was transported to Usmanu Danfodio Teaching Hospital Sokoto (UDUTH), where he was later confirmed dead.
Investigations are currently underway to identify and arrest the perpetrators.