Latest News: Three Arrested For Kidnapping, Fulani Herdsman Chops Off Farmer’s Right Hand



Three young adults, ages 20, 21 and 22 have been reportedly apprehended by the police for involving in Kidnapping and extortion in Abuja.

The command’s spokesperson, Mariam Yusuf, confirmed their arrest, noting that they confessed to the crime.

She added that N1,275,000 paid as ransom and three wristwatches and mobile phones were recovered from Musa, Bello and Haruna, while a mobile phone was recovered from Abdullahi and Alhassan.

Yusuf said, “One Usman Musa, 20; Bello Musa, 21; and Haruna Alhassan, 22, were arrested by police operatives from the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad during an intelligence-led operation.

“Exhibits recovered from them are the sum of N1,275,000 paid as ransom by their victims, three mobile phones, charms, three wristwatches and two caps.”

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Fulani Herdsman Chops Off Rice Farmer’s Hand With Cutlass, Details

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly cut off the right hand of a rice farmer, Saheed Zakariyau, in Bindofu village, Lafiagi Emirate, in the Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The farmer, according to sources, was allegedly attacked on his farm in Bindofu village last Saturday after warning the headers about using their cows to destroy his rice farm.

It was gathered by Brainnewspaper, that the victim, in company of his colleagues, got to the farm on Saturday morning and discovered that the herdsmen grazed their cattle on his farm and destroyed the crops.

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As they saw them, they chased them away. However, one of the herders as reported brought out his cutlass and chopped off the farmer’s hand.

A spokesperson for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kwara State, Babawale Afolabi, said the incident happened on Democracy Day around 1pm.

He said, “One Mr Saheed Zakariyau, with his colleagues of Bindofu area, Lafiagi, came to the NSCDC office, Lafiagi division, and said they went to their farm around 9.30am. On getting there, they met a large herd of cattle and some Fulani herdsmen grazing on their rice farm.

“As they were trying to pursue the Fulani herdsmen and their cattle, one Fulani removed his cutlass and cut off his right hand and the Fulani ran away.”

Afolabi said the command had commenced investigation into the incident with a view to apprehending the suspects. As the problem of inseurity is on a constant rise, farmers are now afraid to approach their farmlands.