Police arrest herder, seize 73 cows, 14 sheep for destroying farm in Jigawa

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Police arrest herder, seize 73 cows, 14 sheep for destroying farm in Jigawa

Police arrest herder, seize 73 cows, 14 sheep for destroying farm in Jigawa

A 25-year-old herder has been arrested by the Jigawa police for allegedly trespassing into a farmland along with his 73 cows and 14 sheep destroying in their wake crops worth N200,000, at Takatsaba village, Suletankarkar Local Government Area.

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The command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Thursday.

ASP Shiisu 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 herdsman, who became violent and inflicted various degrees of injuries on the five persons.

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

Shiisu said the investigation into the matter is ongoing.

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