The Kebbi State Police Command on Thursday confirmed that a policeman had been killed by a suspected herdsman in Umaru Danladi, at Kaoge in Bagudo Local Government Area of the state.
According to the command, the herder, Babuga Kuaara, had previously been arrested in connection with the offence, adding that the policeman was attached to the Kaoje Police Division in Bagudo local government area.
A witness who demanded anonymity, informed journalists on Thursday that “a police officer attached to Kaoje police division was ordered to go and arrest the herder who was still wandering with his cattle within the area”.
“The police officer who came with his rifle, arrested the suspect, but as he was taking him to the waiting patrol vehicle, the herder drew his machete and stabbed the officer on his neck.We saw the officer groaning in pains and bleeding but he died before we could apply first aid.”
“The herder was overpowered by officers who rushed to the scene,” the witness said.
DSP Mustapha Suleiman,the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, informed Journalists that the suspect had been arrested.
”We have arrested the herder, Babuga Kuaara, for killing the officer. He had confessed to the crime and will be prosecuted accordingly,” Mr Suleiman said.