Over 200 Animals Recovered From Rustlers In Kaduna

Over 200 Animals Recovered From Rustlers In KadunaA joint team of security operatives attached to the Operation Yaki security outfit in Kaduna State, has recovered over 200 cows and sheep from suspected rustlers in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.

The team comprises of operatives from the Police, Army, Air Force and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The Coordinator of the security outfit, Yakubu Yusuf, paraded the recovered animals before reporters on Saturday in Kaduna State, north-west Nigeria.

Mr Yusuf said the animals were recovered during a raid at a forest in Buruku village, following intelligence report from patriotic residents concerning the activities of suspected rustlers in the area.

He added that further investigation revealed that the animals were stolen from Kano and Niger states by the suspects, and brought down to Kaduna through the bush with the intention of selling them off.

The Coordinator assured the public that his men will not relent in the war against cattle rustling, banditry and other criminal activities across the state.

Security Operatives Recover Over 500 Stolen Animals From Rustlers

Security Operatives Recover Over 500 Stolen Animals From RustlersPolicemen attached to the ‘Operation Yaki’ security outfit in Kaduna have recovered over 500 cows and sheep that were stolen from herdsmen in Jere, Kagarko Local Government Area of the state while suspected rustlers were also arrested.

At the handing over of the recovered animals to their owners, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Internal Security, Mr Yakubu Yusuf, said that the state government was not leaving any stone unturned in its effort to flush cattle rustlers and other criminal elements out of the state.

Cattle rustling has become an emerging security challenge that has continued to threaten human security and economic activities in the rural pastoralists’ communities and commercial farms in Kaduna state, and some other parts of Northern Nigeria.

The Governor’s Security Adviser explained that the recovery was made possible through intelligence information from members of the public.

He applauded the contribution of security operatives for their role in ensuring that activities of rustlers and other criminals are reduced to the barest minimum across the state.

In their response after taking delivery of the recovered animals, members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, commended the security agencies and Kaduna State government for their effort in flushing rustlers out of the state.

Attacks on pastoralists have become a reoccurring issue in Kaduna State, in most cases, the entire villages and herders’ camps are displaced.

The emergence of the joint task force operation against cattle rustling and armed banditry in the state, is expected to bring the crimes to the barest minimum.

Security Operatives Recover Over 300 Stolen Cows

Cattle-Rustling-KAnoSecurity operatives attached to the ‘Operation Yaki’ security outfit in Kaduna State, have recovered over 300 cows and other animals stolen by rustlers in various parts of the state.

During the handover of the recovered animals to their owners, a spokesman for the Governor, Colonel Yusuf Yakubu, told reporters that the animals were stolen from herdsmen and later recovered from the rustlers at two villages in Kachia Local Government Area of the state where they were hidden.

Colonel Yakubu explained that the recovery was made possible through intelligence information from members of the public.

He says the operation is part of efforts by the state government to curtail armed banditry, insurgency and other related crimes in the state.

According to him, the recovered animals were being handed over to their owners after thorough scrutiny.

He applauded the contribution of security operatives in ensuring that activities of rustlers and other criminals were reduced to the barest minimum across the state.

He also added that security agents in the state had so far recovered over 17, 000 cows since the government began efforts to rid the state of cattle rustlers over a year ago.

The outfit had set up collation centres for the recovered animals in Birnin Gwari, Zaria, Kachia and Jere.

Colonel Yakubu said: “Recently, there were two operations conducted by our operatives. The first operation was conducted in October 2016, which recovered 95 animals. Then the second and third operations were conducted on the 28 and 29 of the same month where we recovered a total of 312 cows.

“This operation was conducted by our Sector one of Operation Yaki which comprises Nigerian Army, Police and the Navy that are in Kachia.

“The information that we got from people led to the successful operation. We most especially commend the leadership of Miyetti Allah in Kaduna state, they are doing a good job, they led us into this operation and we made these recovery”.

The North West Chairman of Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Ahmadu Sulaiman, commended the security agencies and Kaduna State government for their commitment to rid the state of cattle rustlers.

Army Recovers Over 600 Stolen Cows From Rustlers

cows in kadunaOperatives of the Nigerian Air Force attached to the ‘Operation Yaki’ security outfit in Kaduna State, have recovered over 600 cows and other animals stolen by rustlers in various parts of the state.

Speaking to journalists during the handover of the recovered animals to the state government, the Commander 335 Base Service Group, Air Commodore Bello Garba, said the rustlers were intercepted by his officers while fleeing with the stolen animals inside the Kamuku forest in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.

Air Commodore Garba, who explained that the recovery was made possible through intelligence information from members of the public, said the operation is part of efforts by the Nigerian Air Force to curtail armed banditry, insurgency and other related crimes in the north west zone.

The Special Adviser to the Kaduna State governor on Security, Yakubu Yusuf, who received the recovered animals on behalf of the state government, applauded the contribution of the Nigerian Air Force for their role in ensuring that activities of rustlers and other criminals are reduced to the barest minimum across the state.

Kaduna to Mount CCTV, Drones At Public Places

Drones, CCTVThe Kaduna State Government says it has commenced the process of installing Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) monitors at designated points in the state capital, as well as deploying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) to tackle crime in the state.

Coordinator of the state’s anti-crime outfit known as “Operation Yaki”, Colonel Yakubu Yusufu, disclosed this to newsmen.

According to him, the mounting of CCTV at various locations and the deployment of drones for aerial surveillance at flash points would check crime and give the masses a sense of security, thereby enhancing socio-economic activities.

He explained that security operatives would also further be trained to launch the fresh onslaught against criminals in the state.

Meanwhile, the state government has handed over the 403 stolen cows recovered by security operatives to their owners.

The coordinator of the security outfit, said that the 403 rustled cows had been recovered within the last one month.

Similarly, the State Police Command has arrested over 40 armed robbery suspects who specialize in snatching of cars, cattle rustling and stealing household items.

 

Kaduna Govt. Compensates Families Of Deceased Security Operatives

kaduna state-securityThe families of Police and Civil Defence officers who lost their lives in different operations in 2015 have received 100,000 Naira each from the Kaduna State Government.

The deceased officers, who were members of the state’s Joint Security Task Force code named ‘Operation Yaki’, were killed while on official assignment.

Presenting the money on behalf of the state government to relatives of the deceased officers on Thursday, the Coordinator of the Operation Yaki Joint Security Outfit, Yakubu Soja, said that the gesture was to serve as palliative measures aimed at cushioning their economic hardship.

He assured them that the state government would do everything possible to ensure that the families of the deceased are properly assisted.

Mr Yakubu Soja, while commending the efforts of the Police and other security agencies in fighting crime in the state, said that cattle rustling, armed robbery and other related crimes have reduced as a result of the Joint Security Operation going on in different parts of the state.

The officer in charge of the joint security outfit, Kassim Bala, expressed gratitude to the state government for the gesture and promised that they would intensify the fight against crime in the state.

The state government also donated three ambulances to the Joint Security team to be used for emergency and rescue operations.