Nigeria: Police arrest herdsman who killed Police Inspector
Kebbi, July 12, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The Nigeria Police authority in Kebbi State on Thursday confirmed the killing of a police Inspector, Umaru Danladi, at Kaoge in Bagudo Local Government Area of the state by a suspected herdsman.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Mustapha Suleiman, who confirmed the ugly incident said the suspected herdsman, Babuga Kuaara had been arrested.
“We have arrested the herder, Babuga Kuaara, for killing the officer. He had confessed to the crime and will be prosecuted accordingly”, he said.
DSP Suleiman explained that the fallen officer attached to the Kaoje Police Division in Bagudo local government area met his death, while trying to arrest the suspected herdsman, who was reported to the police division by a farmer in the area that the herder reared his cows to destroy his farm on Wednesday evening and the deceased officer went to arrest the him.
However, a witness to the incident, who craved for anonymity, told newsmen on Thursday, “a police officer who came with his riffle, arrested the suspect, but as he was taking him to the waiting patrol vehicle, the herder drew his machete and stabbed the officer on his neck.
“We saw the officer groaning in pains and bleeding but he died before we could apply first aid.
“The herder was overpowered by officers who rushed to the scene”, the witness said.