KADUNA: Police arrests 15 suspects for killing 706 cows, 75 sheep

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The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of no fewer than fifteen suspects in the Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the State in connection with the killing of 706 cows and 75 sheep.

The arrest of the suspects was confirmed on Monday by the spokesperson of the command, ASP Mohammad Jalige, who said that they were nabbed after some herdsmen reported at Divisional Police Headquarters Zonkwa, Kaduna that some uncertain number of persons had attacked some of their herds

ASP Jalinge said that it is pertinent to note that the Command is not leaving anything to chance in ensuring that thorough investigation is carried out and equally prevents future occurrence of such dastardly acts.

A statement issued by ASP Jalinge reads thus in full; “On 24th March, 2021 at about 1000hrs some herdsmen reported at Divisional Police Headquarters Zonkwa, Kaduna that some uncertain number of persons had attacked some of their herds; killing seven hundred and six (706) cows and seventy five (75) sheep and dumped them in a ditch,” the statement reads.

“On getting the complaint, Operatives immediately swung into action, visited the scene of the incident, took necessary photographs and expanded their investigation which led to the arrest of fifteen (15) suspects in connection with the barbaric act within the following villages; Mate, Unguwan Tabo, Unguwan Rohogu, Runji, Mashan, Mashan Daji and wawan Rafi all of Atiyap chiefdom in Zangon Kataf LGA Kaduna state.

“The Command is deeply concerned about the nature of carnage perpetrated by agents of doom in their quest to set the state ablaze thus, cannot hold back and watch criminals take laws into their hands. It is however pertinent to note that the Command is not leaving anything to chance in ensuring that thorough investigation is carried out and equally prevents future occurrence of such a dastardly act,” the statement concluded.

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