The Kaduna State police command has arrested fifteen suspects for allegedly killing 706 cows and 75 sheep in the Atiyap chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the suspects dumped the animals in a ditch after the incident.
The spokesman of the command, ASP Muhammad Jalige, in a statement released, said the crime was “perpetrated by agents of doom in their quest to set the State ablaze”.
Jalige further stated that the command would not allow criminals in the state to break laws, adding that thorough investigation will be carried out to prevent the recurrence of such a dastardly act.
He added: “On 24th March 2021 at about 1000hrs some herdsmen reported at Divisional Police Headquarters Zonkwa, Kaduna that some uncertain number of persons had attacked some of their herds; killing seven hundred and six (706) cows and seventy-five (75) sheep and dumped them in a ditch.”
“On getting the complaint, operatives immediately swung into action, visit the scene of the incident, took necessary photographs and expand their investigation which led to the arrest of fifteen (15) suspects in connection with the barbaric act within the following villages; Mate, Unguwan Tabo, Unguwan Rohogu, Runji, Mashan, Mashan Daji and wawan Rafi all of Atiyap chiefdom in Zangon Kataf LGA Kaduna state.”
Jalige while calling on the people of the state to obey all rules and laws guiding them said “There will be no meaningful development in an atmosphere of rancour.”
He informed that the suspects apprehended were assisting the Police in the investigation and they will be charged to court afterwards.
Source: Naija News