Five injured as herders attack farmers in Jigawa

Some farmers were injured in a clash with cattle herders in the Hayin Kogi forest in Birninkudu Local Government Area of  Jigawa State. 


The spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Lawan Shiisu confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, May 27, 2024.


“Report at the command’s disposal revealed that at 1700HRS, farmers at the Hayin Kogi Forest were attacked by herders resident of Waza Fulani settlements of Birninkudu LGA while clearing bushes in preparation for wet season farming,” he said. 


“As a result, some of the farmers escaped and abandoned their tricycles, phones and farm implements,” he said


The PPRO added that upon receipt of the report, police from the neighbouring Police Division, surrounding the forest were immediately mobilised to the scene.


He said that a 42-year-old man and four others who sustained injuries had been taken to the Dutse General Hospital where they received treatment and have since been discharged


“The belongings of the farmers were recovered and handed over to them,” Shiisu said


He explained that efforts are being intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects, while the case is being investigated.


”Normalcy has since been restored in the area. The Commissioner of Police, Ahmadu Abdullahi, organised a stakeholders’ meeting and ordered the arrest of the culprits.


“The CP has directed the Area Commander in charge of Birninku and Divisional Police Officers in charge of Birninkudu and Kiyawa to hold a stakeholders’ meeting to douse tension and avert a breach of peace in the area.”

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