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Police arrest herder, 73 cows, 13 sheep in Jigawa

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POLICE in Jigawa have arrested a 25-year-old herder, who allegedly trespassed into a farmland and destroyed crops worth N200,000, at Takatsaba village, Suletankarkar Local Government Area of the state.

Also arrested were  73 cows and 13 sheep that strayed into the farmland on Sunday,  October 10.

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

  The statement reads, “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 said that no life was lost during the incident, adding that the situation had been brought under control.

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

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