Two brothers have chopped off the hand of their 60-year-old father in order to rustle his cattle and sell them off.
The herders, Bello Usman and Shehu Abubakar, were said to have conspired with two others to carry out the act.
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.
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.