Suspected Bandits Sighted In Kagarko Are Migrants Herders - Kaduna Govt - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Friday, May 7, 2021

Suspected Bandits Sighted In Kagarko Are Migrants Herders - Kaduna Govt

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Kaduna State government has said that a band of migrants sighted in Kagarko Local Government Area by the indigenes and residents of the area have been identified as herders in transit.

Tens of migrant herders which the people sighted around Tafa village in Kagarko local government area created tension, fears and apprehension among the villagers, compelling them to call for protection.

But Security agencies which responded to their distress calls, have confirmed to the Kaduna State Government that the band of traveling herders. 
The Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, 
Samuel Aruwan said the confirmation followed several distress calls from citizens on movement of armed bandits in the Lambata-Kabbo area of Tafa village, in Kagarko local government area. 

Samuel Aruwan added that in response to the reports, troops and  Police operatives were mobilized to the area for confirmation and possible engagement. 

"The troops trailed the group to an open field at Toba village, Tafa, Niger State. Upon confirmatory checks, it was discovered that they were herders in transit from Dobi in Gwagwalada (FCT) and Gawu-Babangida, Lambata (Niger State) to their original stations in Jos, Plateau State and Bauchi, Bauchi State.

"A head-count was conducted by the troops, which revealed 53 herders in the traveling party: 9 adult male, 7 young male, and 37 women and children. 

"A thorough inspection showed that they had three motorcycles, and no dangerous or incriminating materials were found in their possession. 

"Receiving the report, Governor Nasir El-Rufai thanked the troops for their prompt response in conducting the checks. He wished the herders a safe passage to their destinations. 

"The Kaduna State Government appreciates citizens' responses and inquiries using the operations room numbers, 09034000060 and 08170189999, which are available 24 hours a day," he stated in a release on Thursday.

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