…Arrests 9 in connection with attacks on same LG
by Gabriel Udeh, Kaduna
Corpses of two missing herdsmen have been recovered in Zango Kataf Local government area of Southern Kaduna in Kaduna State, the troops of Operation Safe Haven have reported.
A statement issued Tuesday by internal security and Home Affairs commissioner Mr Samuel Aruwan said that the “troop reported the recovery of two corpses, apparently of herders, in the Mabuhu-Wawan Rafi general area of Zangon Kataf LGA.
According to the report, the herders, identified as Yusuf Ahmadu and Mustapha Bako, had been missing, having gone out to graze their cattle, and then failing to return to their settlement.
“Their cattle were eventually found wandering about the area unattended, with some bearing gunshot wounds. The herders’ corpses were found shortly after”, it stated.
The report stated that “Governor Nasir El-Rufai noted the reports with sadness, and sent condolences to the families of the herders, and offered prayers for the repose of their souls, and tasked security agencies to ensure thorough investigations into their deaths.
Similarly, Nine suspects have been reportedly arrested by the troops in connection with the recently reported attack on Kurmin Gandu village, in same Zangon Kataf local government area of the state.
This was revealed in operational feedback submitted to the Kaduna State Government by troops of Operation Safe Haven in Wednesday third security update issued by Mr Aruwan.
“It would be recalled that armed bandits carried out an attack on the village late on Sunday, leaving five people dead, as reported in a security update on Monday.
“The nine suspects were apprehended after continuous tracking by the troops. An assortment of weapons was recovered from the group.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai received the report with gratitude, and commended the troops for their relentless efforts, urging the security agencies to ensure diligent prosecution of the suspects.
“The suspects have been handed over to the Police for further investigation”, according to the release”, the statement added.