The Police in Niger State said it had
recovered 231 cows and 34 sheep
from cattle rustlers in the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the
state, Mr Emmanuel Amore, made
this known when he paraded the
suspected cattle thieves to
newsmen in Minna on Tuesday.
He said the arrest was made
possible through the active
collaboration of members of the
public that gave useful information
to the police.
Amore said some of the suspects
were arrested on Saturday in
Edozghigi village in Gbako Local
Government Area of the state with
104 cows and seven sheep.
He added that the suspects, who
could not account for the cattle in
their possession, included Shehu
Mohammed, Abubakar Hassan, Umar
Mohammed, Mohammed Bello and
Mohammed Umar from Bena village
in Kebbi state.
The police boss stated that another
suspected rustler, Haruna Yunusa,
was arrested at Kagara in
possession of 33 cows, adding that
another set of 94 cows and 27
sheep had been recovered.
“We are happy that we are closing
in on these cattle rustlers.
“The sad aspect of it is that these
rustlers will not only steal the
animals alone but injure and
sometime kill the owners”, he said.