Police arrest herder, cows for destroying farm

A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Operatives of the Jigawa State Police Command have arrested a 25-year-old herder, who allegedly trespassed into a farm in Takatsaba village and destroyed crops worth N200,000.

The Command in a statement issued on Thursday by its spokesperson, ASP Lawan Shiisu, said it also arrested 73 cows and 13 sheep that strayed into the farm on October 10.

He said, “Information received from a source revealed that on Oct. 10, at about 1920hrs, a herder trespassed into the farmland of Habu Sa’idu of Takatsaba village in Suletankarkar LGA and his animals ate and destroyed his farm crops.

“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”

Shiisu noted that no life was lost during the incident, adding that the situation had been brought under control

He said the investigation into the matter is ongoing and efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspects.

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