The Plateau State Police Command announced on Wednesday, September 20, that it had recovered a total of 77 stolen cows in the state.
Alabo Alfred, Plateau state police spokesperson disclosed this in a statement saying the cows were stolen from a herder in Bauchi State by criminals and moved to Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State before they were recovered by the police.
According to the statement;
“On 19/09/2023, we received credible information at the Bashar Police Division that a certain number of cows belonging to one Alhaji Idris Yunusa, the Galadiman Yuli Duguri, had been rustled by unknown criminals on 11/9/2023 from Gajin Duguri village, Alkaleri LGA of Bauchi State.
“According to the intelligence report, the cows were rustled from a herder while grazing and moved towards Odare forest of Kampani Zurak village, Wase Local Government Area.
“On receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officers, Bashar Division, CSP Atiku Yahaya, immediately led a team of policemen who in conjunction with some VGN personnel and hunters, intercepted the culprits.
“On sighting the policemen, the culprits fled into the nearby forests. However, 77 cows were recovered and released to the owner. The police have intensified efforts in order to arrest the culprits and ensure that they face the full weight of the law.”