The Kaduna State Police Command North west Nigeria, on Monday, said it had arrested two cattle rustlers who also engaged in kidnapping in Buruku village, Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner of Police, Malam Ahmad Abdulrahman made the disclosure at a press briefing in Kaduna.
Abdulrahman said a combined team of Police and Vigilante groups arrested the suspects after a gun battle at Buruku forest. He said that the bandits fled and abandoned 55 cows and nine sheep.
He said, “The Police, however, arrested two suspects and recovered the animals. At present, 12 of the recovered cattle have been identified by the following rightful owners, Buhari Mohammed from Buruku identified six cows, while Mustapha Lawal from Mando identified two cows and Hassan Umar from Mai-Daro, four cows. He said the remaining 43 cows and 9 sheep are still with the police awaiting legitimate claims from the rightful owners. The CP said members of the public whose animals have been rustled recently should come forward with factual proof of ownership. Abdulrahman assured the public that the case of culpable homicide of a commercial motorcycle rider in Kafanchan has no religious undertones.
Abdulrahman also disclosed that the command would invite leaders of all political parties and candidates to a meeting, where they will sign a peace accord ahead of the general election.