2 herders tricked to rustlers den, killed in Kaduna
Two herders working with a local vigilante group from Jere town, in Kagarko local government area, Kaduna state in search of over 400 stolen cattle have been killed after they were tricked into the rustlers’ den.
Cattle raiders have earlier attacked herders’ camps in the area and stole over 400 heads of cattle. They threatened to return and abduct women and kill men in a renewed move.
Police and vigilantes have gone in search of the hideouts of the thieves in forest areas with the hope of recovering some of the stolen cattle.
The group was said to have traced the hoofmarks of the stolen herds to a forest near Kari village sharing boundary with Federal Capital Territory.
A resident of Jere town Abdullahi Mohammed said the local search team including the herders received a message from unknown person saying that some cattle were sighted wandering in the outskirt of Kari village and that those whose cattle were stolen could go for identification. “The two herders got tricked and went to the place to identify their animals, instead they were shot dead. Their bodies were retrieved and buried yesterday.”
Police said they haven’t got the details about the killing. “No report was made to that effect,” police public relations officer Superintendent Aminu Lawan said.
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