It was claimed that Bello Usman and Shehu Abubakar, two additional herders, and themselves had planned the crime.


They have been arraigned by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and causing grievous harm. NewsReport learned.


The suspects, who confessed to the act, said that they had tried to rustle their father’s cattle but he thwarted their efforts, leaving them with no choice but to cut off his hand.


One of the hands was completely chopped off while the other was nearly severed and was bandaged.


The other two accomplices are on the run but their guardians were summoned by the court and told to produce the suspects on the next adjourned date.


Minna Chief Magistrate, Fati Hassan Umar, ordered that they remain in police custody till September 26.

The injured man was brought to court from the hospital where he was receiving medical attention.




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