Rustlers steal 15 cows in Kwaku vil­lage

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Barely three weeks af­ter some sus­pected cat­tle rustlers in­vaded Kwaku com­mu­nity in Kuje Area Coun­cil and stole 55 cows, an­other set of rustlers again in­vaded the vil­lage on Thurs­day night and carted away 15 cows.

A wit­ness, Yusuf Aliyu, said the in­ci­dent hap­pened at about 11: 48 pm, af­ter res­i­dents of the com­mu­nity have re­tired to beds.

He said some sus­pected cat­tle rustlers with so­phis­ti­cated weapons in­vaded the vil­lage and moved the cows away.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the rustlers stormed the vil­lage through bush path and moved straight to the house of the owner of the cows, ask­ing him to sur­ren­der all his cows or be killed.

“The cat­tle rustlers asked the man to ei­ther sur­ren­der all his cat­tle to them or be killed at gun point, and the man took them to where the cows were kept and the rustlers moved them away,” he said.

He how­ever said eight out of the 15 cows which are mostly fe­male were later found in­side a bush at a neigh­bour­ing Kanzo vil­lage on Fri­day af­ter­noon by a farmer, who came to alert the vil­lage head of the com­mu­nity.

The vil­lage head of Kwaku com­mu­nity, Al­haji Abubakar Sarki Ishaku, could not be reached for com­ment over the in­ci­dent but a close aid to the chief, con­firmed the in­ci­dent, say­ing in­ces­sant cases of cat­tle rustling is caus­ing a nightmare to res­i­dents of the com­mu­nity.

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