Joint security operatives has recovered another batch of 1,232 cows, 295 sheep and 14 donkeys from cattle rustlers in Kaduna State.
The joint operatives, which include the military, Police, SSS and other agencies made the recovery of the animals while conducting search on the Kamuku and Kuyanbana forest ranges that straddle the borders of Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, Niger, Kebbi and Sokoto states.
Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this during a briefing in Kaduna.
“Security operatives in the Kamuku and Kuyanbana forests brought newly recovered livestock to the Birnin-Gwari distribution centre. These included 1,232 cows, 295 sheep and 14 donkeys.
“Most of the recovered animals have been released to their owners after satisfying the necessary conditions. A total of 1,207 cows, 273 sheep and 14 donkeys were released to the following persons: Abubakar Abdulkarim, 157 cows and 12 sheep; Iliyasu B. Abdulkarim, 40 cows, 10 sheep and one donkey; Gambo Na’Alhaji Alhassan, 118 cows and two donkeys; Beti Abdulkarim, 45 cows, 13 sheep and four donkeys; Hassan Abdulkarim, 239 cows, 50 sheep and four donkeys.
“Others are: Sada Abdulkarim, 37 cows and 6 sheep; Baba A. Hare, 209 cows, 48 sheep and three donkeys; Muhammad Sani, 58 cows and 28 sheep; Abdullahi Ahmed, 105 cows, and 33 sheep.
“As the security operations against the criminal elements in that axis continue, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has commended the officers and men involved for their efforts in helping to make the state safer.” Aruwan said.

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