Farmer Kaduna Arrested for Feeding Poisoned Cassava Cattle
A local farmer was arrested in Kaduna state after allegedly feeding a herd of cattle intoxicated with cassava, killing two cows.
State Commissioner for Homeland Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruvan announced this on Saturday in a security update.
Aruvan said that a farmer, whose name he did not name, was arrested by soldiers after he was suspected of poisoning livestock in the village of Gindin Dutse in the Jemaa local government area.
“Two cows died in the village after eating apparently poisoned cassava near the farm. Troops tracked down and arrested the owner of the farm, who is currently under preliminary investigation, ”Aruvan said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner said that the troops under the auspices of Operation Safe Harbor have informed the Kaduna State government of the attack by criminals in Kamaru Chawai Village, Kauru Administrative Region.
According to the update, the military responded to a distress call from the village and arrived at the scene and found three people – Sandy Joshua, Samson Andy and Mrs. Tanya Jacob – shot and one person, John Joshua, wounded.
Aruvan went on to say that an eyewitness reported that four of the attackers had arrived at the victim complex, followed by a discussion in English, after which the attackers opened fire on the victims.
The commissioner said the investigation had revealed that the militants were criminals from a neighboring state who had infiltrated the village to commit a heinous act.
He said Governor Nasir El Rufai expressed shock and pain at the news of the attack, and he tied the families of the victims, praying for their souls.
The governor also instructed security agencies to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident.
In the meantime, the bodies have been handed over to the relevant authorities in Chief Chawai, and the wounded victim is being treated at a nearby public hospital.
“Troops are supporting patrols in the area,” reads part of the update.
Source: – Bulletin