- A suspected herdsman has been paraded by the Nigeria Police
- The herdsman was said to have killed a police inspector in Kebbi state
- Confessing to the crime, Bubuga Kuaara said he killed the officer for arresting him
The Nigeria Police has on Tuesday, July 24, paraded a suspected herdsman for allegedly killing a police inspector, Umaru Danladi.
The Kebbi police command during the parade said Bubuga Kuaara killed Danladi who was before his death attached to Koaje police division in Baguo local government of Kebbi state.
Speaking on the alleged crime committed, Kuaara said he killed the police inspector with a cutlass.
Kuaara said: “I killed the policeman for arresting me, because a farmer had reported me to the police."
Paraded alongside the suspected herdsmen were eleven other suspects including kidnappers, ex-convict turned car snatcher, Peter James, who was caught while stealing a vehicle in Birnin-Kebbi, and 291 others arrested during various raids in July.
The Kebbi state commissioner of police, Ibrahim Kabiru, said Kuaara would be charged to court.
“The command has embarked on raiding of criminal hideouts in order to make Kebbi State safe and secure for more economic growth and development," Kabiru said.
He added that out of the 291 suspects arrested by his command, 44 had been released, while six were under investigation.
Kabiru said 24 other suspects have also been charged to court, while 201 had been convicted while 17 were awaiting trial.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a civil society organisation has threatened to drag the perpetrators of the herdsmen/farmers crisis to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The organisation, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), condemned the alleged ongoing politically masterminded killings in Nigeria.
The group, while threatening to drag those behind the bloodletting in the country to the ICC said the endless clashes between herders and farmers, which has led to lost of lives and valuables worth millions of naira had political undertone.
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