Kebbi State Police Command Public Relation Officer, Mustapha Suleiman on Thursday confirmed the arrest of a herdsman identified as Babuga Kuaara for killing a police inspector.
The deceased officer was reportedly attached to the Kaoje police division in Bagudo local government area.
A farmer had reported Kuaara to the police after cows belonging to the herdsman allegedly destroyed his farm.
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A witness, who craved for anonymity, told reporters that the late officer was asked to arrest the herder who was still wandering with his cattle within the area.
“The 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,” the witness said.
“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 suspect confessed to have committed the crime and will be persecuted accordingly”.
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