The Kaduna state Police Command on Monday said it has arrested three suspects that allegedly killed two Fulani herdsmen on Saturday in Southern Kaduna.
The state Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh, told journalists in Kaduna, while parading the suspects that, the two herdsmen were grazing their livestock when they were killed on March 11 at Ungwan Luka in Jema’a Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, the suspects were arrested, following a tip-off by “Good Samaritans.” He said the suspects had made confessional statements and would soon be charged to court.
Abeh noted that peace was gradually returning to Southern Kaduna, and urged the general public to go about their normal businesses. While emphasizing the command’s readiness and commitment in providing secure environment to all citizens, he sought for more support from the public to enable the Police discharge their duties more effectively.
He said, “I want to assure the people of the state of my resolve to flush out all forms of crime and criminality in the area.”
According to the National Assistant Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Ibrahim Abdullahi, those that were killed are Anas Shuaibu, 20, and Yahaya Musa, 14. He, however, called on the Fulani community to remain calm and also appealed to the attackers to give peace a chance.
Hundreds of lives have been lost in southern part of Kaduna in several attacks between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the past one year.