Police arrest herder, 73 cows, 13 sheep for destroying farms
The police in Jigawa have arrested a 25-year-old herder, for trespassing into a farmland belonging to Habu Sa’idu and destroyed crops worth N200,000.
Arrested at Takatsaba village, Suletankarkar local government area of the state on October 10, the command spokesperson, Lawan Shiisu, said the police also arrested his 73 cows and 13 sheep.
“Residents from the said village accompanied by the complainant went to challenge the herdsmen, who became violent and inflicted various degrees of injuries on the five persons,” Mr Shiisu said.
He noted that no life was lost during the incident, adding that the situation had been brought under control.
Mr Shiisu said investigation into the matter is ongoing and efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspects.
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