Navy Arrests Five Suspected Bandits, Recover 267 Stolen Cows In Kaduna

Bandits Kill Two Air Force Personnel In Kaduna

 

Troops of the Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State have arrested five suspected bandits said to have been terrorising residents of the area.

The troops also recovered 267 cows and 51 sheep from the bandits during an operation on Saturday, October 26.

While handing over the rustled animals to officials of the Kaduna State Government, the Commandant of the Navy School of Armament Technology, Commodore Tanko Pani, said the bandits were arrested by his men following an alarm that was raised about their presence inside the Kujama forest.

He, however, noted that there have been intensified efforts on the part of the security agencies and criminal activities such as kidnapping, banditry and cattle rustling have drastically reduced.

Speaking further, he appealed to residents of Kachia and environs to always provide credible intelligence information to enable the command respond timely and appropriately to any security issues.

Pani also assured the people of the command’s continuous synergy with allied security authorities to protect Nigeria’s territorial integrity.

On is part, the Chairman of Kachia local government who received the recovered animals on behalf of the Kaduna State Government, commended the Navy  for keeping the area safe.

He also called on those whose animals were stolen recently to come to the Command with concrete proof of ownership to reclaim them.

‘Strange Thunder’ Strikes Over 30 Cows Dead In Ondo Community

 

There was serious apprehension in Ijare, a community in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State when a mysterious thunder struck and killed thirty-six cows.

The Fulani herdsmen rearing the cows were said to have led them to the top of a hill known as Oke-Owa, a sacred groove where the king of the community performs certain annual traditional rites.

A source in the community described the incident as the wrath of their gods on the herdsmen saying the gods became angry because herdsmen desecrated the sacred groove.

It was gathered that the Fulani herdsmen who were alleged to been have occupying the top of the hill for about five days had been warned by the community’s Chiefs to move away from the hill before the disaster struck.
A local hunter had on Sunday morning alerted the community of the incident.

Speaking on the incident, High Chief Wemimo Olaniran, the Sapetu of Ijare kingdom, who described the incident as an act of God stressed that the development is not the first time such will be happening to those who desecrated the grove.

Reacting to the incident, the Public Relations Officer, Ondo State Police Command, SP Femi Joseph described the incident as a natural disaster.

Herder Arrested, 105 Cows Seized Over ‘Illegal Grazing’ In Benue

Herder Arrested, 105 Cows Seized Over 'Illegal Grazing’ In Benue

 

Officials of the Benue State Livestock Guards have seized 105 cows and four sheep caught grazing openly in the state.

The Commander of the Livestock Guards, Mr Linus Zaki, who confirmed this, said the livestock were seized on Wednesday.

He added that the guards also arrested a herder, Kunje Saija, who was looking after the livestock near Akawe Torkula College of Advanced and Professional Studies in Makurdi, the state capital.

Zaki explained that the suspect was arrested for violating the State Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law.

He added that seized livestock would be quarantined for seven days before being auctioned if the owners fail to pay the fines stipulated by the law.

The commander further warned livestock rearers against the consequences of flouting the law, saying there was a need for ranching of all forms of domestic animals in the state.

The state governor, Samuel Ortom, had recently restated the commitment of the government to fully implementing the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law.

He had also warned that anyone who violates the law would be prosecuted.

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Suspected Cattle Rustlers Kill 73 Cows In Nasarawa

73 cows were killed while 18 other cows were injured in an early morning attack on Yamadaga village, Kadarko community in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State by suspected cattle rustlers.

The cattle rustlers invaded Kadarko community around 4:00 am on Sunday, January 29 shooting into the air. They were reported to have kidnapped two persons, chasing other cows into the bush in the process.

The victims of the attack who were mostly herdsmen claimed that the masterminds of the attack were Tiv farmers and that it was a reprisal attack.

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Ahmed Abdullahi one of the cow owners said the rustlers unleashed mayhem when the villagers were asleep.

“I was sleeping and then I heard bullet sound everywhere, I didn’t see anybody but they killed my 73 cows, some of them were dispersed into the bush and I haven’t seen two of my children,” he said.

Scenes of the attack on Yamadaga village, Kadarko community in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa state by suspected cattle rustlers on Sunday, January 29.

A chief in the village, Ardo of Yamadaga, Husseini Adamu, said the attackers were numbering close to 1,000 and they struck welding various dangerous weapons.

“In the morning around 6:00 am, our children saw some Tiv people numbering up to 1,000 holding sophisticated weapons. They killed some cattle, went away with many.

“They even took motorcycles. Before I came, the place was already in chaos and we realised that at a spot they have killed 73 cows excluding the ones that they carted away with and also they went with two of our children,” he said.

Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Bello, confirmed the report of the attack to Channels Television. He said investigations are on to unravel the identity of the attackers.

Troops Nab Suspected Cattle Rustlers In Plateau

Plateau, Cattle Rustlers, TroopsTroops have arrested five suspected cattle rustlers and recovered 22 sheep and 19 cows from the syndicate in Plateau State in north-central Nigeria.

The suspects were paraded on Friday by the Commander of the Operation Safe Haven, Major General Tagbo Ude, at the operation’s headquarters in Jos, the state’s capital.

Major General Ude said that investigations were ongoing with two suspects involved in the crime declared wanted by the security operatives.

The Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria in Plateau State, Nura Mohammed, commended the Army for the recovery of the livestock.

He condemned the stealing of their cattle and the killing of a herds-boy by unknown attackers which prompted a petition to the government and security agencies.

In his response, Major-General Ude explained that the anti-cattle rustling operations of the military task force was able to trace the rustled cattle from Makaranta village of Langai district in Mangu Local Government Area of the state, and this led to the arrest.

So far, two cows have been slaughtered as the syndicate seemed to have a complete team that comprises the rustlers, a butcher and buyer of the cows, as well as the suya seller that roasts the stolen cows.

5 killed As Gunmen Attack Farmers In Plateau State

No fewer than five people were killed early Monday morning as unknown gunmen attacked farmers in Kassa village of Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State, North Central Nigeria, killing three people while two of the attackers were killed by security personnel in a gun battle.

According to the media officer of the Special Task Force (STF), Captain Salisu Mustapha, members of the task force moved to the scene in response to distress call by the villagers and the attackers on sighting the troops opened fire.

The gun duel which ensued between the attackers and the military personnel resulted to the killing of two of the attackers while four others were injured and arrested and in the process the military recovered three AK 47 rifles, one locally made rifle, 45 rounds of 7.62mm special and 31 cartridges.

Prior to the Monday attack, some cows while grazing were attacked at Kassa area of Ropp district in the same Barkin Ladi local government area in which six of the cows were killed and three injured while two suspects were arrested in connection to the incident.

There was also a similar attack on Kubel village in the same local government area as seventeen cows were killed, nine wounded and five were declared missing while preliminary investigations by security personnel led to the arrest of three suspects currently been investigated.

With the incessant attacks in the villages becoming rampant in spite of the concerted efforts of the task force towards maintaining peace in the state, the security operatives has declared that any individual or group of persons bent in fomenting trouble with the sole aim of truncating peace in the state have made themselves enemies of peace and will be treated as such.