The Jigawa State Police Command has apprehended 8 suspects for the accused killing off a 30-year-old man in the Suletankarkar Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Dutse on Thursday.
He said the suspects, aged between 20 and 40, allegedly attacked three persons living in Yandamo village.
He explained that the suspects attacked the victims after they allegedly found their stolen animals at the settlement.
“On August 30, at about 1630hrs, a large number of people from Amanga village, Suletankarkar LGA, traced the footsteps of some stolen domestic animals to the house of one Alhaji Umaru Sale of Yandamo Fulani settlement.
“And in the process, the mob attacked Amadu Sale, Babangida Umaru and Manu Babangida, all of Yandamo Fulani settlement whom they suspected to be among the thieves that stole the animals,” he said.
The spokesperson added that the three victims sustained injuries and a squad of policemen that rushed to the scene, safely transported them to Suletankarkar primary healthcare centre for treatment.