Abuja -? The Katsina State Special Task Force against cattle rustling has arrested six suspects in connection with stock theft.
The 16-man Task Force also recovered 335 cattle, 119 sheep and a dog.
Confirming the development, Director of Finance and Administration of Funtua Local Government Council, Alhaji Bishir Maikano, said the suspects had been transferred to the Headquarters of the Katsina State Police Command for further investigation and prosecution.
The District Head of Rimi and Kauran Katsina, Alhaji Nuhu AbdulKadir, who is also the Chairman of Kaura Committee, which is charged with the task of returning the recovered rustled animals to their owners also confirmed the arrest of the rustlers.
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Last week, about 1 000 cattle and other domestic animals were recovered from rustlers in Malumfashi Local Government Area.
AbdulKadir said over 10 000 cattle and other animals, including sheep, camels and goats have been recovered out of which many have been returned to their owners.
Katsina has spent over N250 million on the fight against animal rustling and other forms of banditry in the state.
Activities of animal rustlers have continued to threaten farming and other commercial activities, especially in the rural parts of Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfara, Jigawa, Kano, Sokoto and Niger States.
- CAJ News