Abuja - The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Suleiman Abba, has set up a taskforce to deal with cattle rustling amid a surge in such crimes.
According to a statement by Emmanuel Ojukwu, Force Public Relations Officer, from the Force Headquarters Abuja, the Nigeria Police Task Force on Cattle Rustling and Associated Crimes is major step towards addressing the recurrent cases of cattle rustling and other associated crimes as witnessed in some parts of the country.
He said the Task Force had an Assistant Commissioner of Police as its Commanding Officer and would have Tactical Units at each of the six geo-political zones of the country.
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“The Task Force is saddled with pre-emptive intelligence gathering, anti-cattle-rustling and allied crimes patrols cum operations as well as the investigation and possible prosecution of reported incidents of cattle rustling," he said.
“It is expected that the effective functioning of this new Task Force will whittle down the menace of cattle rustlers, which has adversely led to untold ethno-religious and communal conflicts in the affected areas.”
Ojukwu added that the IGP enjoined the citizenry to cooperate with the Police in their determination to provide community safety and security in all parts of the country.
- CAJ News