3 cat­tle rustlers ar­rested, 1000 live­stock re­cov­ered

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - From Rakiya A. Muham­mad, Sokoto

The po­lice in Sokoto have ar­rested three sus­pected cat­tle rustlers and re­cov­ered 300 cows as well as 700 sheep.

The Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Sokoto State com­mand, Supol Ibrahim Abaras, dis­closed this to Daily Trust yes­ter­day while com­ment­ing on the ac­tiv­i­ties of the rustlers.

Abaras said the live­stock be­long to some vil­lagers in Raba and Goronyo lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas of Sokoto.

He said the po­lice had re­ceived com­plaints from the af­fected vil­lagers that rustlers at­tacked them and carted away their cat­tle.

“Three days ago, we re­cov­ered 300 cows and 700 sheep and we have ar­rested three sus­pects,” he stated.

The PPRO dis­closed that the live­stock were re­cov­ered at Shinkafi area of Zam­fara State.

“We have also re­cov­ered ad­di­tional cows to­day (yes­ter­day),” he added.

He how­ever said they were yet to as­cer­tain the num­ber re­cov­ered yes­ter­day as it was still be­ing counted as at the time of this re­port.

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