Herder, 73 cows, 13 sheep in police net for alleged farm destruction

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

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

Shiisu said the police also arrested his 73 cows and 13 sheep that strayed into the farmland on Oct. 10.

“Information received from a source revealed that on Oct. 10, at about 1920hrs, a herder trespassed into the farmland Habu Sa’idu 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, became violent and inflicted various degrees of  on the five persons.

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

Shiisu said investigation into the matter is ongoing and efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspects. (NAN)