- A police inspector, Umaru Danladi, at Kaoge in the Bagudo local government area of Kebbi state, has been killed by a herdsman
- The police command in the state confirming the sad incident said that Danladi was stabbed to death by the herdsman
- DSP Mustapha Suleiman, the police public relations officer in the state,, reported that the suspect has been arrested and has confessed to the crime
The police command in Kebbi on Thursday, July 12, confirmed that a suspected herdsman has killed a policeman, Umaru Danladi, at Kaoge in the Bagudo local government area of the state.
The force said that the herder, Babuga Kuaara, has already been arrested for the alleged offence, adding that the policeman was attached to the Kaoje police division in the area, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
NAN reported that the suspected herdsman was reported to the police division by a farmer in the area who claimed that the herder led his cows to his farm to destroy it on Wednesday evening.
A witness who begged for anonymity told newsmen on Thursday, July 12: “A police officer attached to Kaoje Police division was ordered to go and arrest the herder who was still moving freely with his cattle within the area.
“The Police officer, who came with his rifle, arrested the suspect, but as he was taking him to the waiting patrol vehicle, the herder drew his machete and stabbed the officer on the neck. We saw the officer groaning in pain and bleeding, but he died before we could apply first aid. The herder was overpowered by officers who rushed to the scene.”
The police public relations officer in the state, DSP Mustapha Suleiman, told journalists that the suspect has been arrested.
Suleiman said: “We have arrested the herder, Babuga Kuaara, for killing the officer. He has confessed to the crime and will be prosecuted accordingly.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the Kebbi state government had urged the people of Kwaddage and Kwakware communities in Suru local government areas of the state to live in peace with one another to encourage growth and development.
The deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Samaila Yombe, made the call when he visited the two communities on Friday, July 6.
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