Five men have been arrested as suspects by security operatives over the killing of a herder in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The arrest was made known in a statement by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
Aruwan said the military under the auspices of Operation Thunder Strike, had informed Kaduna State Government of the killing of a herder while grazing in Matyei village, Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area.
According to the statement, troops responded to a report of a farm destroyed in the village on Sunday afternoon, and arrived at the scene and discovered that a herder, one Ado Hassan, had been shot dead by unknown persons.
“Further investigations into the killing led to the arrest of five persons namely, David Kure , Peter Adamu, Bulus Duniya, Matthew Peter and Yohanna Chawai”‘ it reads.
He added that the arrested suspects are undergoing preliminary investigation.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has 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.