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Fulani herdsman arrested for murder


The Nasarawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a herdsman who allegedly stabbed a farmer identified as Nasiru Mohammed to death, following an argument over the invasion of a farm. The herdsman’s cattle had strayed into Mohammed’s farm at Angwan Arimi in Bassa Village, Kokona LGA of the state and destroyed his farm crops.

Upon seeing the level of destruction the cattle had done, he attempted to alert the villagers but was hounded and stabbed severally to death by the herdsman.

Lawan Bashir-Kano, the state Commandant of NSCDC, who made the disclosure in Lafia yesterday, confirmed the suspect was arrested after they received a tip-off from a vigilante group they collaborated with in the area.

After his arrest, the Herdsman confessed to the crime and would be handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution

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