Two herdsmen have been arrested in Jigawa by the state Police Command, for beating their colleague to death in the Gagarawa Local Government Area of the state, Vanguard reports. The development was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Jigawa state Police Command, DSP Abdu Jinjiri.
He stated: “The suspects conspired and beat up one Manu Isa with sticks until he was down. “When the Police got to know about it, they rushed to the scene and took Isa to hospital, but unfortunately he died after two days. “And it was speculated that the suspects beat up the deceased over a girlfriend.
But detailed investigation is ongoing to ascertain the genuine reasons for their action, after which they will be charged to court.” It was previously reported that unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked the community mosque in Etogi community, Niger state, leading to the death of 21 people.
The attack occurred while the villagers were observing their early morning prayers. It was as a result of an earlier disagreement between some Fulani youths and members of the affected community which resulted in the death of a herder.