From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A herder identified as Ado Hassan has been reported killed while grazing in Matyei village, Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf local government area.
The StateCommissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs,Samuel Aruwan stated this in a statement made available to media in kaduna yesterday.
The statement stated that the military under the auspices of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) has informed the Kaduna State Government of development.
According to the briefing, troops responded to a report of a farm destroyed in the village on Sunday afternoon, and arrived the scene to discover that a herder, one Ado Hassan, had been shot dead by unknown persons.
Initial investigations into the killing led to the arrest of three persons: David Kure ,Peter Adamu and Bulus Duniya
Further investigations yielded two more arrests early yesterday Matthew Peter and Yohanna Chawai.
“The arrested suspects are undergoing preliminary investigation.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai expressed dismay at the killing and sent condolences to the family of the herder, while praying for the repose of his soul.
“He urged citizens to eschew jungle justice and embrace recourse to the law in the face of any incursion or offence, and further tasked security agencies to conduct thorough investigations into the killing.”