The Kaduna State Police Command, on Tuesday said three people were killed and four others injured by suspected cattle rustlers in Kurega village in Chikun Local Government areas which shares borders with Birnin Gawri local government in Kaduna State
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mukhtar Aliyu told the News Agency of Nigeria, that the incident happened Tuesday afternoon around 2:00pm.
He said the criminals carted away some cows after the attack, but added that the police were on the trail of the rustlers.
“So far no arrest has been made, but we are doing everything humanly possible to arrest the suspects and recover the stolen cows.
“Based on the report the suspects are cattle rustlers, so the issue of eight people killed is not true, only three people were killed and four injured,” he said
Mr Aliyu, an assistant superintendent of police, appealed to residents of the area with useful information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects to volunteer such information to the police.
The PPRO said that the police remain committed to protecting lives and property of every citizen.