Kaduna State Government says five persons have been arrested over the killing of one Ado Hassan in Matyei village, Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of the state.
Samuel Aruwan, the State’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said troops of Operation Thunder Strike (OPTS) had informed the Kaduna State Government of the killing of a herder while grazing in Matyei village Sunday afternoon by unknown gunmen.
Aruwan told journalists in Kaduna on Monday that troops responded to a report of a farm destroyed in the village on Sunday afternoon and arrived the scene to discover that a herder, one Ado Hassan, had been shot dead by unknown gunmen.
He stated that initial investigations into the killing led to the arrest of three persons identified as David Kure, Peter Adamu and Bulus Duniya.
The Commissioner added that further investigations yielded ‘two more arrests early this morning of Matthew Peter and Yohanna Chawai’.
According to him, the arrested suspects were undergoing preliminary interrogation, noting that Nasiru El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State expressed dismay at the killing and sent condolences to the family of Hassan while praying for the repose of his soul.
He urged citizens to eschew jungle justice and embrace recourse to the law in the face of any incursion or offence and further tasked security agencies to conduct thorough investigations into the killing.