Police rescue owner, cows attacked in Anambra
The Anambra State Police Command said security operatives have rescued the owner and some of the livestock attacked on Sunday at Uga, in Aguata Local Council of the state.
Spokesperson for the Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Tochukwu Ikenga, who confirmed the development in a statement yesterday, said the Command has rescued one Mohammed Lawan ‘M’ of Taraba State and recovered 34 cows within Ezinifite and Uga boundary Expressway in Aguata L.G.A.
“The rescue is following a distress call of 8/5/2022 at about 8:00a.m. of a suspected arson and cruelty to animals by gunmen.
“Preliminary information revealed that the victims were on transit, conveying livestock to Awarasi, Uga Aguata Local government area,” he said.
Ikenga stressed that the police are currently in the area, while normalcy has been restored and the situation is being monitored.
Recall that gunmen attacked a truck loaded with cattle at the Ezinifite/Uga Road in Aguata Local Council of Anambra State on Sunday.
It was gathered that the hoodlums attacked the truck and immediately set it ablaze, but no life was lost. A video footage from the scene also showed some of the cattle wandering off on the road and into the surrounding bushes.