From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi
A police Inspector attached to Kaoje police division in Bagudo local government area of kebbi state, Umar Danladi, has been confirmed killed by a herdsman identified as Babuga Manu Kuaara.
Confirming the killing to newsmen on Thursday, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mustafa Suleiman, said that the suspect has been arrested, while the investigation is ongoing.
“You see, the suspect has been arrested for allegedly killing a Police Inspector, Umaru Danladi, attached to Kaoje Police division in Bagudo local government area of Kebbi State”, he added.
He said that the suspect would be charged to court after he confessed of the crime.
Our correspondent gathered that the herdsman was reported to the police division by a farmer in the area that the herder reared his cows to destroy his farm on Wednesday evening.
An eyewitness who craved for anonymity told newsmen on Thursday “A police officer attached to Kaoje Police Division was ordered to go and arrest the herder who was still wandering with his cattle in the area.
“The police officer, Umar with his riffle, apprehended him. But as they were going to waiting patrol vehicle, the herder drew his cutlass and struck the officer’s neck. We saw the officer groaning in pains in his pool of blood and died before we could apply first aid. The herder was overpowered before he could fled, by officers who were reinforced to the scene”, the source said.