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Security operatives arrest bandits, recover livestock in Kaduna




AS Kaduna State Government wages war against terrorism, security operatives have arrested cattle rustlers, recovering 1,232 cows in a combined operation by the military, police and the State Security Service (SSS) in the Kamuku and Kuyanbana forests.

The forests are located within the borders of Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, Niger, Kebbi and Sokoto states.

Mallam Samuel Aruwan, the Special Assistant, Media to Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, highlighted the successes by the security operatives against the armed bandit during a briefing in Kaduna at the weekend.

According to him, “Security operatives in the Kamuku and Kuyanbana forests on Thursday, 13 August 2015, brought newly recovered livestock to the Birnin-Gwari distribution centre. These included 1,232 cows, 295 sheep and 14 donkeys.

“Most of the recovered animals have been released to their owners after satisfying the necessary conditions. A total of 1,207 cows, 273 sheep and 14 donkeys were released to the following persons: Abubakar Abdulkarim, 157 cows and 12 sheep; Iliyasu B. Abdulkarim, 40 cows, 10 sheep and one donkey; Gambo Na’Alhaji Alhassan, 118 cows and two donkeys; Beti Abdulkarim, 45 cows, 13 sheep and four donkeys; Hassan Abdulkarim, 239 cows, 50 sheep and four donkeys.

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