The Kaduna State Police Command has arrested 15 suspects in connection with 706 cows and 75 sheep killed and dumped in a ditch in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Mohammad Jalige, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, April 18, said the dastardly act was perpetrated by ”agents of doom” in their quest to set the state ablaze.
“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,” the statement reads.
“On getting the complaint, Operatives immediately swung into action, visited the scene of the incident, took necessary photographs and expanded 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.
“The Command is deeply concerned about the nature of carnage perpetrated by agents of doom in their quest to set the state ablaze thus, cannot hold back and watch criminals take laws into their hands. It is however pertinent to note that the Command is not leaving anything to chance in ensuring that thorough investigation is carried out and equally prevents future occurrence of such dastardly act.
The command warned all persons or group, to desist from taking laws into their hands without recourse to the rule of law and urged all the communities to imbibe the culture of togetherness for the interest of peace and socio-economic stability of the state, as there will be no meaningful development in an atmosphere of rancour.
“The suspects apprehended are so far assisting the Police in investigation and they will be charge to court on completion of same.” Jalige added.