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.

Police Parade Homicide, Rustlers Suspects In Yobe

Police Parades Homicide, Rustlers Suspects In YobeThe Police have paraded five suspects in connection with criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide contrary to Sections 97, 221 and 167-170 of the Penal Code Law of Nigeria.

The Yobe State Commissioner of Police, Zannah Ibrahim, paraded the suspects at the Police Headquarters in Damaturu, the state capital in north-east Nigeria.

He said that the suspects lured one Isah Ibrahim into a bush and killed him. “His corpse was found ten days later in a decomposing stage, with two legs amputated, manhood and one eye removed.”

Mr Ibrahim also stated that investigation showed that one of the suspects, who was a friend to the deceased, connived with four others to commit the atrocity.

According to him, further investigation also revealed that three other suspects were frustrating the arrest of the principal culprits.

He said efforts were ongoing for the arrest and prosecution of the principal suspect.

The command paraded four additional suspects who rustle cattle around the north-east states of Yobe, Taraba and Bauchi state.

The Police boss said the syndicates were fond of catting away Cattle, Sheep and Goats, stressing that they had so far shared 345,000 Naira among themselves.

He said the police had recovered six Cows and 19 Sheep from the suspects and that the suspects would soon be charged.

In similar vein, the Police commissioner also paraded a farmer over the killing of a herdsman and injuring three others, whom he claimed led their herds into his farm, destroying his crops.

The farmer, according to the CP trailed the deceased and used his Dane Gun in killing one, leaving others injured. Those injured are are currently receiving treatment at the Sani Abacha Specialists in the capital of Yobe State.

Mr Ibrahim observed that with the receding of the rains, such cases would become rampant and called on the public to desist from taking the laws into their hands as well as to report any case of mischief to the police.

He also noted that the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) across the state were currently enlightening traditional rulers, farmers and herdsmen on the need to live peacefully with one another.