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Police arrest two herdsmen over colleague’s death in Jigawa


The Police Command in Jigawa state has disclosed that it had arrested 2 herdsmen over the death of their colleague in Gagarawa Local Government Area of the state.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdu Jinjiri, on Monday confirmed the arrest to journalists in Dutse.

The PRO revealed that the suspects are residents of Gangara Fulani settlement and are aged 22 and 23.

Jinjiri also said that the suspects allegedly conspired and beat up one Manu Isa of Maidamisa Fulani settlement with sticks, which led to his death.

“The suspects conspired and beaten up one Manu Isa with sticks until he was down,” Jinjiri said.

“When the police got to know about it, they rushed to the scene where they rushed the deceased to the hospital, but unfortunately died after two days.

He also said, “And it was speculated that the suspects beat up the deceased over a girlfriend.

“But a detailed investigation is ongoing to ascertain the genuine reasons for their action, after which they will be charged to court.”

Recall that on September 9, the security committee of the Gagarawa Local Government where the incident occurred, banned Fulani traditional ceremonies and other festivities in the night in the area.

The Chairman of the Local Government, Alhaji Ibrahim Ya’u, warned the herdsmen to strictly comply with the directive or face the full wrath of the law.

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