The incident happened around 3am on Thursday.
Nweke, a hunter, was reported to have visited a herbalist in the area recently, complaining of poor hunting.
"He told us a native doctor he consulted recently assured him of good prospects in his hunting.
"We didn't expect this to happen to him and his family. It's quite unfortunate and painful," a source stated.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident.
Saharareporters, New York