Personnel of the Nigerian Navy School of Armament and Technology in Kachia, Kaduna State, have arrested two suspected rustlers and recovered over 312 stolen cows from rustlers.
According to the Commandant of the school, Navy Commander Timothy Dakwat, the recovery was made on October 29, 2016. The success of the operation, he said, was due to the co-operation of the state government, the cattle breeders association and the general public.
“It is a collective effort of the security operatives. We are being empowered to carry out our statutory responsibility of assisting the police in establishing civil authority,” he noted.
Speaking while handing over the cows to officials of the Operation Yaki security outfit, Dakwat described cattle rustling and insurgency as cardinal threats to internal security. He recalled that 95 cows were earlier recovered by the Navy while four suspects were arrested and handed over to Operation Yaki. He appealed to the public to give useful information to help eliminate cattle rustling.
The North-West chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Ardo Ahmadu Sulaiman, thanked the government and security agencies and assured that the association would continue to support government to eliminate rustlers.