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Four killed in Plateau cow rustling

11 August 2015, 19:00

Plateau - The Police in plateau on Tuesday confirmed the killing of four persons following a cow rustling incident that occurred in Kadunung village in Mangu local government of the state.

The Mangu Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mr Williams Nkarang, confirmed the attack to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kadunung.

He said that he was waiting for the details from his men who went on a rescue mission to the village.

He also confirmed that his men had retrieved the corpses of the "four persons killed in the two different incidences’’.

Also confirming the report, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Emmanuel Abu, said the command had commenced investigation into the two incidences with a view to bringing the culprits to book.

Abu said no arrest had been made so far but that the police was on top of the situation.

Also read: Six people missing, soldiers injured in ambush in Plateau

A reliable source had told NAN that two of the herdsmen were killed in the evening of Monday when unknown rustlers invaded a cattle range in the village.

The rustlers, according the source, were reported to have carted away unspecified number of cows to unknown destination.

"Again, just this afternoon, two brothers were killed by some unknown persons following a disagreement on the removal of a grinding machine by one Mr Dutse Yusuf.

"In fact, as we speak the whole village is in confusion as to what exactly is happening, ’’ lamented the source who spoke to NAN in anonymity.

The source alleged that trouble started "this afternoon when Yusuf came along with his children and attempted to remove and transfer their grinding machine to Dorong Village in Barkin Ladi local government area, where they reside’’.

According to him, the idea and action was said to have angered some Kadunung people, who engaged Yusuf and his children into a heated argument which degenerated into a fight that led to the killing of his two sons.

The source said the father of the deceased (Yusuf) was lucky to have escaped from the hands of their attackers. 



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