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16 Suspected Fulani Cattle Thieves Intercepted In Kaduna

Posted: Jun 30, 2015 at 4:05 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gabriel John  –  KADUNA


The Internal Border Corps of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Kaduna State Command, has intercepted suspected 16 Fulani cattle thieves.

The rustlers were caught with more than 200 cows. They had migrated from Katsina and passing through Kaduna to neighboring Western and Eastern parts of the country when they were nabbed.

Briefing newsmen in Kaduna before handing over the suspects to the army arm of state security patrol, ‘Operation Yaki’, state Comptroller of the Immigration Service, Mr. Nuhu Apang Takum, said the rustlers were arrested along Hayin Danbushiya along River Kaduna by officers and men of the border corps unit of Immigration Service in the state.

Takum added: “They were transiting to a place we suspected to be Baba-Shora, their base, for onward movement into Southern part of Nigeria.” Takum, who could not ascertain the true nationality of the cattle thieves up to press time, said investigation continues even as more officers and men of border corps unit of the state command have been deployed to every nook and cranny of the state to curb out illegal migrants and Fulani cattle rustlers who constituted the bulk of security challenges faced by residents of Kaduna State.

“I do not doubt the fact that there are non-Nigerians among them because they claimed that they were coming from the northern border of Katsina through Kaduna State.

“I am aware that there could be legitimate herdsmen, but with the security challenges facing the country in the area of cattle rustlers, we don’t want to take chances.

“We don’t rear cows in the town; seeing the large number of cows in their company is alarming. “It calls for suspicious and that is what has attracted us. I call on other security agencies in the state that we should beam our search light along Kaduna River,” Takum said.